Manchin’s Legs Cut Out From Beneath Him

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It has taken Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) quite some time to get his pipeline approved by this administration.

Now, a member of his caucus is trying to undercut him.

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced an amendment to have the Mountain Valley Pipeline revoked as part of the debt ceiling legislation.

This, after Manchin fought for months to get the final approval.

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This was considered a huge win by Manchin, possibly saving his Senate seat.

That mattered little to Kaine, who acted as though this pipeline just suddenly popped up, even though construction is 94 percent complete, with only the West Virginia side needing to be completed.

Kaine stated, “I support improving the permitting process for all energy projects.

“But Congress putting its thumb on the scale so that one specific project doesn’t have to comply with the same process as everyone else is the definition of unfair and opens the door to corruption.”

He continued, “I urge my colleagues to join me in righting this wrong. Otherwise, with this dangerous precedent, they may find themselves in a horrible position down the road: Congress taking their constituents’ land because more powerful companies have the political juice to think they can get away with it.”

Manchin pushed back, stating, “There’s not been a pipeline that has ever been suggested or possibly built in America that has ever gone through the scrutiny that the MVP has.”

Source: Washington Examiner

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