Manchin: Putin Will Never Back Down If We Don’t Shut Down Russia’s Energy Revenue


On West Virginia MetroNews’ “Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval” on Monday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) argued that increasing domestic energy production would allow Europe to get away from Russia’s energy and that if we can’t take away Putin’s energy money, he will never back down.

Manchin said, [relevant remarks begin around 5:15] “[H]ere’s the problem that we have: We have an administration that’s — they’re aspirational in basically wanting to switch to…completely going with renewables. I’m for all of the above.

But I’m realistic enough to understand the world does not run on renewables. The world’s running on petroleum. The world’s running on fossil.

And if you’re going to help the world and offset this, this is over in Europe, okay, and Europe is very dependent upon that because they m… (Read more)

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