We warned Joe Manchin that he wouldn’t get any oil and gas leases as part of his grand bargain with Chucky Schumer. So we weren’t the least surprised to read this headline from the Washington Times:
The Washington Times reports: “Progressive Democrats in the House say they owe (Manchin) nothing because they were shut out of the deal-making process, and streamlining energy projects would undercut their newly enacted climate spending law.”
“We sure as hell don’t owe Joe Manchin anything now,” says Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of the AOC Squad.
Manchin staffers respond that Chuck Schumer committed to their boss that permitting reform would be finished by September 30 and pass both houses of Congress.
When Manchin is asked what he would do if the September 30 deadline isn’t meant, he tells reporters “there will be consequences.”
Manchin betrayed his West Virginia constituents by selling out his state’s fossil fuel industry, and now it increasingly appears that he may not even get a lousy T-shirt in return.