In the presidential election of 2020, former President Trump was victorious in the state of West Virginia by a margin of 38 points.
Last week, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed a social spending proposal that would distribute hundreds of billions of dollars and collect hundreds of billions more in new taxes. This proposal could jeopardize Manchin’s chances of being reelected in the future.
After more than a year of on-and-off conversations with party leadership, a compromise was made on a piece of legislation just this past week that is drastically scaled back from Manchin’s initial “Build Back Better” program, which included more than $3 trillion in funding. According to Democrats, the Inflation Reduction Act would have a price tag of $433 billion and generate $739 billion in tax revenue.
Several Republicans in the state, as well as those who are thinking about running against Manchin in 2024, have voiced their discontent with Manchin’s endorsement of the measure, which he defended by saying “does not raise taxes.
Luke Thompson, a political consultant for the Republican Party in West Virginia, was quoted as saying, “The Republican bench is deep and talented.” The News God listened to Thompson’s words. If Manchin supports this measure, he will lose all of the goodwill that he has earned over the past two years in an instant, and he will not be able to hide from an angry electorate no matter how much money he has.