‘Party Politics And Out-Of-Control Spending’: Manchin Calls Out Both Republicans And Democrats For Worsening The National Debt
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) called on his Republican and Democratic colleagues on Thursday to implement a compromise that would decrease the national debt.
The lawmaker’s remarks came after Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) recited President George Washington’s Farewell Address on the Senate floor, a tradition that the upper chamber has maintained for more than 160 years to commemorate the founding father’s birthday. Manchin referenced the distaste Washington held for partisan factions as he exhorted Congress to address the national debt, which now surpasses $31.5 trillion.
“Washington warned of the dangers of...