Manchin torches Biden policy holding up spending deal: ‘Shut that border down’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday told President Joe Biden to take executive action on the migrant crisis if negotiators cannot finalize the bipartisan border security deal soon.

Manchin made the comments during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation while discussing how Biden could improve his performance as November looms. The West Virginia senator, who is not ruling out a third-party bid for the presidency, said the Biden administration needed to rethink how it handles the border as illegal crossings consistently set new records. 

“The greatest crisis we’re facing right now is the border, and it’s dangerous,” Manchin said. “If Congress cannot do its job, because the perfect is the enemy of the good, it’s just not perfect enough for the Democrats or Republicans, or it’s gone too far or not far enough,
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