During a recent appearance on Meet The Press, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) told host Chuck Todd that President Joe Biden has been pushed to the far left —and that’s not where the rest of the country is ideologically, Manchin says.
“He’s been pushed to the far-left,” Manchin said of Biden.
“And that far-left is not, basically, where the country is,” he continued. “And the far-right is not where the country is. Coming back to the middle, then we can continue to bring people to the middle and do our job.”
From Fox News:
When asked about “No Labels,” a third party political group that according to its website claims to represent the “commonsense majority” of middle of the road Americans, Manchin agreed that it was important for politicians to remember that there is a middle ground.
“What the movement of No Labels has done, which I think has been admirable, is saying there is a middle,” Manchin said.
“There’s more people in the silent majority of the middle that have no voice whatsoever, so they’re forced to their respective corners, far-left and far-right. They’re not comfortable there. They’re showing that now there’s a place in the middle. And if the middle can show, ‘You can’t go to the left, you’re not going to get elected and you’re not going to govern from there, decisions are made from the middle.’”
Manchin also spoke out on the debt deal, applying the same “middle” of the road principles. “Don’t you think that we should have a risk evaluation of where we are as a country on finances?” he asked Todd.
“Stay in that middle and pull people back to the middle,” Manchin said.
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Joe Manchin claims Biden is being 'pushed' to 'far-left': Not 'where the country is' https://t.co/fpYYNWTcCl
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