Manchin Might Torpedo Another Biden Nominee: Report

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., speaks to the cameras about the reconciliation bill in the Hart Senate Office Building on Monday, August 1, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
  • Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is unimpressed by President Joe Biden’s new Labor Secretary appointee Julie Su – the deputy to resigned Labor Secretary Marty Walsh – making for yet another Biden nominee the senator has not supported, according to Axios.
  • Manchin has relayed his deep concerns about Su to the Biden administration, and his opposition, paired with other Democratic and Republican reluctance, could hinder the confirmation process, Axios reported.
  • The senator recently withdrew his support for Laura Daniel-Davis, Biden’s Department of Interior (DOI) appointee, citing worries of political activism, and noted he’d continue to heavily scrutinize Biden appointees.
  • “Are they political partisans first or Americans first?” Manchin said Friday. “Let me be clear: If they choose to continue down this path, there will be consequences now and in the future.”