Manchin Might Torpedo Another Biden Nominee: Report

  • 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.”
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