Manchin asks that Biden retract his “outrageous” remarks against coal: Time for him to learn a lesson

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In a stinging speech made just days before the pivotal midterm elections, Sen. Joe Manchin on Saturday requested that President Biden retract his declaration that coal facilities “all over America” will be shut down.

President Biden’s remarks, according to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, “are not only ridiculous and disconnected from fact, they overlook the enormous economic anguish the American people are experiencing due of rising energy costs.” “Comments like these are why the American people are losing faith in President Biden and instead believe he does not grasp the necessity for an all-encompassing energy policy that will keep our country entirely energy independent and secure,” the statement reads.

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It appears that his positions fluctuate depending on the audience and the current political climate, Manchin continued. Politicizing the energy policies of our country would only result in higher costs and more suffering for the American people.

On Friday, Biden claimed that operating coal facilities was too expensive and predicted that renewable energy sources will take their place.

No one is constructing new coal-fired power facilities because they can’t rely on them. Even if they have all the guaranteed coal for the remainder of the plant’s existence,’ Biden added.

So it will turn into a wind generating, Biden said. “And what they’re doing is it’s going to save them a heck of a lot of money and we’re going to shut down these plants all throughout America and have wind and solar power instead, using the same transmission line that they sent the coal-fired energy on.”

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Manchin has frequently criticized the Biden administration’s energy policies despite the fact that his state has a long history with the coal industry.

However, Manchin’s remarks Saturday arrives only days before a pivotal midterm election in which Democrats and Republicans are locked in a dead heat for control of the Senate.

Manchin has been politely courted to join the GOP for years by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, and former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., left the Democrats after the 1994 midterm defeat and joined the GOP shortly after the GOP won the Senate.

Manchin responded to Biden’s remarks by saying, “Let me be clear, this is something the President has never stated to me.” ‘It is disrespectful and terrible to be casual about the loss of coal jobs for men and women in West Virginia and across the nation who have literally risked their lives to help construct and power this country.

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It’s time for the President to learn a lesson that his comments matter and have repercussions, said Manchin. “The President owes these outstanding workers an immediate and public apology.”

Later in the day, Karine Jean Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, issued a statement in response to Manchin’s news release.

“President Biden is aware that the men and women of coal country established this country; they provided the energy for its factories and steel mills, as well as for its homes, workplaces, and schools. According to Jean-Pierre, they made this the wealthiest and most powerful country on the planet.

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