Manchin calls 'bulls---' on report that he may leave Democratic Party

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., told reporters on Wednesday that a report about him potentially leaving the Democratic Party is "bulls---."

Manchin was swarmed by reporters ahead of the vote for President Biden’s controversial Education Department nominee Catherine Lhamon asking him about a report that said the senator was considering leaving his party and becoming an independent.

The West Virginia Democrat told the gaggle of reporters that he has "no control over the rumors" before calling the Wednesday report "bulls---."

The report by Mother Jones alleged that Manchin was eyeing the exit ramp from his leftward-lurching party over the size of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package, which he wants to see drop to $1.75 trillion.

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