Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said it was wrong to say that the AOC had weekly meetings with energy companies.
“I keep the door open for everyone. That’s completely wrong,” Manchin said. CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday.
Manchin urged the Democratic Party to delay the passage of the $ 3.5 trillion social spending bill.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said weekly meetings with Exxon would not be “absolutely”, and Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez accused him of being watched over by a major energy company. bottom.
last week, Ocasio Cortez criticized Manchin for Encourage Democrats to slow down passage Of the $ 3.5 trillion social spending bill.
“Manchin meets weekly with Exxon and is one of many senators who give lobbyists a pen to write so-called” bipartisan “fossil fuel bills,” said Ocasio Cortez. Tweet.. “It’s killing people. Our people. At least 12 last night. I’m sick of this” bipartisan “corruption in the guise of eye-popping moderation. “
On Sunday, Manchin said CNN’s Dana Bash It is “absolutely not true” that he has weekly meetings with major energy companies.
“I keep the door open for everyone. That’s completely wrong,” Manchin told Bash. “The superlatives of these types, it’s just terrible. Keep splitting, splitting, splitting.”
“I don’t know that young woman so well. I don’t really know. I think I’ve met once between sets here. But that’s it. So we’re not talking. She’s just guessing. I say things because she wants to. “
Bash said other Democrats also said he was against the bill because Manchin was “purchased and paid by a corporate donor.”
In an interview with last week MSNBCDemocrat Katie Porter also asked if Manchin was “worried about his corporate donors” rather than investing in an American family.
Manchin said he opposed the bill because it was “totally meaningless.”
“You have the right to accept your own facts, your own opinion. You just don’t have the right to create your own facts to support it. And that’s exactly what they do.” He told Bash.
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