Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to slap Republicans on the Senate floor in what appeared to be a little victory speech for the Democrats – but not every lefty was in on it. Sen. Joe Manchin sat behind Schumer and looked visibly ticked off to the point he actually got up and walked out. It was later reported that Manchin allegedly told Schumer his speech was ‘f–king stupid.’
Manchin essentially joined the Republicns on shaming Democrats ahead of a vote to raise the debt ceiling by a staggering $480 billion.
Insider stated: “The Senate was able to reach a short-term, two-month deal on raising the debt limit after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made an initial offer to Democrats on Wednesday. Former President Trump criticized McConnell for “folding to the Democrats,” but Republicans paid that little mind. As Schumer continued his speech, Manchin could be seen behind him, placing his face in his hands and shaking his head in disapproval.”
WATCH MANCHIN GET MAD:
Some other nuggets from the floor:
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 8, 2021