Is Joe Manchin trying to lose his Senate seat?
Or is he trying to kiss up to Tom Steyer and other the liberal billionaires who bankroll the wealthy, elitist, environmentalist movement?
That’s what West Virginians are asking, after Manchin demanded Trump stop repealing anti-coal regulations and instead side with the EPA.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of the coal state of West Virginia warned the Trump administration against moving too fast, too soon on rolling back environmental rules or risk a similar backlash as the Obama administration.
“I’ve told this administration, I think the Obama administration was a far reach,” Manchin told an energy forum Wednesday. “If you retract, you’ll have as much pushback retracting too far as they did overreaching too far.”…
…But Manchin opposes rolling back all regulations and supports abiding by laws that have strengthened the Environmental Protection Agency’s pollution authority over the last 20 years.
He thinks Trump needs to strike a balance.
“There is a balance,” he told the forum hosted by CQ Roll Call. “Can they find the balance? I hope so.”
The only other person willing to side with the EPA in Coal Country?
Pro wrestling villain “The Progressive Liberal.”