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Manchin-Schumer Proves the Power of The Swamp

By Robert Bryce

Real Clear Energy, Aug 3, 2022

 

Never doubt the power of The Swamp.

 

That’s the apparent lesson to be learned from Senator Joe Manchin’s reversal on the energy-related provisions of the pending reconciliation bill. Last month, Manchin derailed the measure which included some $300 billion in energy-related provisions. Manchin was pilloried by climate activists and by former Obama advisor, John Podesta, who declared that Manchin had “single-handedly doomed humanity.” But last Wednesday, Manchin switched his position and agreed to a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer which has been dubiously dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”

 

Originally posted on Real Clear Energy.