I think it’s about time Senator Joe Manchin just leaves the Democratic Party.
After the Senate voted to increase the debt ceiling by over $480 Billion, Senator Chuck Schumer decided to take a victory lap and took the time to criticize Republicans for all the United State’s problems.
Will Schumer was scolding Republicans, Senator Joe Manchin covered his face with disgust.
He even took a step further and left his seat while Schumer was talking.
You have to see this!
Manchin was not digging Schumer's victory lap. Gets up and leaves. pic.twitter.com/Yd3z4zUC11
— SCUBA MIKE🤿 (@mescubamike) October 8, 2021
VIRAL MOMENT: Last night after the debt ceiling was extended, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed Republicans on the Senate floor, and behind him, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) looked visibly upset. pic.twitter.com/AmUUiZ53Gn
— Forbes (@Forbes) October 8, 2021
Becker News had more on the story:
Senator Joe Manchin (D? – WV) got up and left in the middle of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s victory lap on the agreement to raise the debt ceiling until December. Watch:
“Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans insisted they wanted a solution to the debt ceiling, but the Democrats must raise it alone by going through a drawn-out, convoluted, risky reconciliation process,” Schumer said while Manchin held his head in his hands.
“That was simply unacceptable to my caucus,” Schumer continued. “And yesterday, Senate Republicans finally realized their obstruction was not going to work.”
“I thank, very much thank, my Democratic colleagues, for showing our unity in solving this Republican-manufactured crisis,” he added.
“Despite immense opposition from Leader McConnell and members of his conference, our caucus held together and we pulled our country back from the cliff’s edge that Republicans tried to push us over,” he continued.
“This is a temporary but necessary and important fix,” Schumer said, as Manchin shook his head and mouthed some indecipherable words to someone in the room.
After the Senate sessions was over, reporters were quick to find Sen. Manchin and asked him why he was disgusted with Schumer’s speech to which Manchin replied ‘there was no civility in it’.
Joe Manchin: Schumer's floor speech was not "appropriate" and a lack of civility "on both sides." pic.twitter.com/k0hd0Htm4s
— Irish 🍀 Girl (@IrishAmerican27) October 9, 2021
Watch more of Manchin, here(please ignore CNN’s laughable commentary):