‘Why Are You Giving Senator Manchin A Pass?’: CNN Anchor Spars With Biden Adviser [VIDEO]

Daily Caller

CNN host Alisyn Camerota sparred with senior Biden adviser Mitch Landrieu over excusing Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin opposing the administration’s climate bill.

Landrieu said the president will use his executive power to fight climate change rather than wait on Congress due to Senate Republicans and Manchin sinking the proposal. Camerota pressed him on the West Virginia Democrat making money off of his family coal company.

“Senator Manchin’s vote wouldn’t be consequential if 50 Republicans haven’t voted against every climate provision that’s been produced by this particular president,” Landrieu said. “It’s not Senator Manchin alone, but be that as it may, the president of the United States said today he is not waiting on anybody. His door is always open if Congress wants to talk to him, he’s here.”

“Yes, but hold on, why are you giving Senator Manchin a pass? He makes money from coal, what are you talking about?” Camerota pressed.

“I’m not giving Senator Manchin a pass at all,” he said. “All you did was talk about Senator Manchin. What I said is he and 50 other Republicans who have voted against this and nobody seems to remember that so I would like to remind everybody that the entire Republican caucus has been against this from the beginning as well as Senator Manchin has.”

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