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Manchin Slams Schumer for “F***ing Stupid” Speech in which Schumer Gloated to Republicans


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Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer spent Thursday gloating to republicans during a speech about the debt ceiling.

This seemed to infuriate fellow democrat Senator Joe Manchin.

Manchin, who appeared to be visibly disgusted with Schumer during the speech, confronted him afterwards.

Manchin told Schumer that his speech was “f***ing stupid” according to multiple sources.

Others also confronted Shchumer for his gloating, including senators Mitt Romney, Mike Rounds, and, Senate Minority Whip John Thune.

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Schumer spent much of the speech attacking republicans for not assisting in raising the debt ceiling.

The lack of civility from Schumer did not sit well with either party.

Daily Mail has more on the confrontation between Manchin and Schumer:

Senator Joe Manchin confronted Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor Thursday night over his speech attacking Republicans for not assisting more in raising the debt ceiling.

Manchin sat behind Schumer as the Senate Majority Leader spoke, burying his face in his hands as Schumer blasted Republicans for playing a 'dangerous and risky partisan game' with the nation's ability to pay its bills and not default on its debt.

He told Schumer the speech was 'f***ing stupid,' Punchbowl DC reported, citing four sources.

The Democrat from West Virginia stood up midway through Schumer's remarks and moved to another part of the chamber.

Later, he came back to speak to his fellow Democratic senator. Republican Senators John Thune and Mitt Romney also confronted Schumer on his remarks, with Romney advising Schumer to be more 'graceful.'

After the spectacle on the Senate floor, which all took place on C-SPAN's cameras, Manchin told reporters on Capitol Hill that he didn't think Schumer's speech was 'appropriate.'

'[Schumer] felt charged up and he and I had good conversation,' Manchin said. 'We have to deweaponize, you can't be playing politics.'

He went on to add: 'I'm sure Chuck's frustrated but that was not a way to take it out. We just disagree. I'd done it differently.'

Here was Manchin's response during Schumer's speech.

Newsmax has more details, including manchin's assessment that "civility is gone."

At one point, Manchin, who was sitting in back of Schumer, could be seen covering his face with his hands as Schumer spoke, according to the New York Post.

And as he left the Capitol, Manchin told CNN’s Manu Raju he believed Schumer’s speech was not appropriate.

Raju tweeted: "Manchin tells us he didn’t like Schumer’s speech after the vote to break a filibuster on the debt ceiling. 'I didn't think it was appropriate at this time,' he said, arguing that 'we need to de-weaponize' and stop 'playing politics … That was not a way to take (frustration) out.'"

During his brief interview with CNN, Manchin noted, "Civility is gone."



 

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