Rep. Byron Donalds Calls Manchin Killing Build Back Better ‘Great News For The Country’: That Bill Was ‘Trash’


Rep. Byron Donalds welcomed the “great news” from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., who declared he was a “no” vote on multitrillion-dollar Build Back Better spending bill.

“I think this is actually great news for the country,” Donalds told Fox News on Sunday. “It was a bad bill. Everybody knows it’s a bad bill, especially where our economy is. The answer is really for Washington to start spending trillions of dollars more that it doesn’t have, we would be paying people to stay at home, we would be investing in this Green New Deal agenda – which is going to make energy costs even more expensive? And that somehow is the recipe America needs in order to ‘build back better?’ It’s a joke. It’s a bad bill.

“Joe Manchin is doing the right thing. I’m glad he said no,” Donalds added.

When it comes to the political fallout from his opposition to Biden’s signature legislation, the GOP lawmaker predicted he will be in “good standing” with West Virginians amid the uproar from Democrats.

“Look, the people in his party can say whatever they want, but he represents West Virginia,” he said. “The last time I checked, West Virginia is not California. I think he’s going to be just okay… he’s going to be just fine.”

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