(DCWatchdog.com) – Breaking Now: If it was a television game show, it might be called Joe vs. Joe. As in United States Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) vs. President Joe Biden.
If that were the case, at this point in the show, Joe Manchin would seemingly be undefeated in his attempts to thwart Joe Biden on a range of issues and personnel decisions.
Just moments ago, it became clear that, once again, Manchin has stopped Biden cold when it comes to a critical presidential appointment.
As the Daily Caller sums it up:
“Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will oppose President Joe Biden’s nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, ending a standoff over the Obama Treasury Department official’s status.
“Bloom Raskin, the wife of Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, is an advocate for using the Federal Reserve to promote green energy policy, which would mark a dramatic departure from the central banking system’s dual mandate of maintaining maximum employment and keeping inflation in check. The Biden administration promoted Bloom Raskin’s nomination as contributing to ‘bring long-overdue diversity” at the Federal Reserve.'” [emphasis added]
But, her nomination is now seemingly dead.
“‘Now more than ever, the United States must have policy leaders and economic experts who are focused on the most pressing issues facing the American people and our nation – specifically rising inflation and energy costs. I have carefully reviewed Sarah Bloom Raskin’s qualifications and previous public statements. Her previous public statements have failed to satisfactorily address my concerns about the critical importance of financing an all-of-the-above energy policy to meet our nation’s critical energy needs,’ Manchin said in a statement.” [emphasis added]
This is a breaking news report.
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