Republicans sound off on Sen. Manchin’s Build Back Better resistance: ‘Sane moderate Democrat’

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Autoplay EXCLUSIVE : Several prominent Republicans sounded off on the Sunday declaration from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who said there is no way he can support the massive social spending bill known as the Build Back Better Act.

Manchin told "Fox News Sunday" that despite having spoken with President Biden , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., he could not reach an agreement on the legislation because of ongoing inflation, the national debt, "geopolitical unrest" and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"What he is doing is he is being a statesman," said Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., who spoke to Fox News Digital at the Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest Conference 2021 in Phoenix, Ariz.

"It’s something that is completely lost in Washington right now," Cawthorn added. "People believe they need to serve their state party; they need to serve the party leadership rather than serve the constituents that elected them and sent them to Washington, D.C." Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Donald Trump, Jr. echoed Cawthorn’s sentiments. "Joe Biden campaigned for president as a moderate, but on virtually every issue he has governed like a woke left-wing zealot," Trump told Fox News. "By opposing Biden’s multi-trillion dollar socialist boondoggle, Manchin is governing like the sane moderate Democrat that Biden pretended to be on the campaign trail."


"It will be interesting to see if he holds the line against the coming onslaught from the radical Left," the former president’s son added. "But for today, Manchin deserves credit for opposing this radicalism." Donald Trump, Jr. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hilton Anatole on July 09, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Kyle LaBrie, a Republican candidate for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, said he’s not surprised by Manchin’s stance."I’ll tell you why I’m not surprised," said LaBrie. "I think America’s waking up and that includes people that are on the left who are saying these policies are destructive. They’re destructive for our country, they’re destructive for individuals, and most importantly they’re destructive for American families." Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a key holdout vote on President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, chairs a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Bo Hines, a Republican running for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, likewise said he was glad to hear of Manchin’s decision."Joe Manchin understands that President Trump’s approval rating in West Virginia is above 70%," said Hines. "He knows he’s going to get sent home if he votes for this bill, because it doesn’t resonate with the American people and they’re going punish him for it." Former college football player Bo Hines […]

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