Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has defended his position on the Inflation Reduction Act after receiving criticism from Republicans and the media. Manchin appeared on “”Fox News Sunday”” to clarify his stance on the act, which he believes the Biden administration is ignoring the debt and deficit implications of.
In his op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, Manchin called out the Biden administration for its “”political malpractice”” and for being “”determined to violate and subvert the law to advance a partisan agenda.”” He argued that they were ignoring the energy and fiscal security implications of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The senator also called on President Biden to implement the act as it was written and to negotiate serious reforms to the federal budget.
Manchin’s comments sparked criticism on the right, including from Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey. However, Manchin responded by saying that those who criticize his position have not read the bill.
“”We write pieces of legislation, we expect the administration to adhere to the intent and how we wrote it. It’s in the bill, read the law,”” Manchin said.
The Inflation Reduction Act was signed in August 2022 and aims to address the issue of inflation in the United States.