West Virginia Republican Senator Joe Manchin has once again shown his true colors as a conservative by opposing the nomination of Daniel Werfel to serve as Internal Revenue Service Commissioner. Despite the fact that Werfel is supremely qualified for the job, Manchin believes that the Treasury Department is pandering to automakers and progressive extremist groups instead of prioritizing our nation’s energy and national security.
My statement on my decision to vote against Daniel Werfel for Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (@IRSnews) ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ptl0POuQun
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) March 8, 2023
Manchin has been vocal in his opposition to nominees since President Biden took office in 2021, and his latest stance against Werfel is no exception. He has even gone so far as to lead Gigi Sohn to withdraw her nomination from consideration for the Federal Communications Commission.
Sen. Joe Manchin Gears Up To Tank Another Biden Nominee https://t.co/7fhK1YL524
— US Burning (@UsBurning) March 8, 2023
It is clear that Manchin is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in, even if it means going against his own party. His commitment to conservative values and principles is admirable, and it is refreshing to see a politician who is willing to put his beliefs ahead of political gain.
Unfortunately, Manchin’s opposition to Werfel’s nomination could be a major setback for the Biden administration. With Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and John Fetterman of Pennsylvania away from Congress due to health issues, Democrats can only afford to lose one more vote. Otherwise, they can delay the final confirmation vote.
It is clear that Senator Manchin’s conservative values are at odds with the progressive agenda of the Biden administration. His commitment to standing up for what he believes in is commendable, and it is a reminder that there are still politicians who are willing to put their beliefs ahead of political gain.