Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin endorsed Republican Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia, defending him against accusations that he supported President Biden’s Build Back Better social spending package that Manchin blocked.
Rep. Alex Mooney, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, has accused McKinley of effectively laying the foundation for Build Back Better when he voted to approve the $1.2 billion infrastructure bill that provided funds for roads, bridges, airports and broadband.
“I’ve always said if I can’t go home and explain it, I can’t vote for it. And that’s why I opposed Build Back Better,” Manchin says in the 30-second ad released over the weekend before the May 10 primary election.
”For Alex Mooney and his out-of-state supporters to suggest David McKinley supported Build Back Better is an outright lie,” the senator continued.
Manchin said McKinley has “always opposed reckless spending” that doesn’t benefit the state, while ”Alex Mooney has proven he’s all about Alex Mooney. But West Virginians know David McKinley is all about us.”
The objective here seems to be blocking the Biden camp’s “Build Back Better” fiasco that is not building and not making a darn thing better. All three of the gentlemen voted against it.