Reporter Doubles Down on Manchin Possibly Leaving Democrats After Senator Calls ‘Bullsh*t’: ‘He Said It’s B-U-L-L. It’s Actually T-R-U-E.’

On Wednesday, David Corn of Mother Jones doubled down on his report stating Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has been speaking with associates about possibly leaving the Democratic Party.

Manchin is reportedly unhappy with the size of the social infrastructure bill currently being negotiated in the Senate. He wants the price tag lowered to $1.75 trillion, but if Democrats don’t agree, “he would declare himself an ‘American Independent,’” said the report.

When reached for comment, Manchin said, “I can’t control rumors, and it’s bullshit. Bullshit spelled with a B-U-L-L, capital B!”

Appearing on the ReidOut later in the evening Corn stood by his reporting. Host Joy Reid asked him what a Manchin defection from the Democratic Party would look like.

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