President Joe Biden and his senior advisers meet with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti’s West Wing office. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Joe Manchin Demands Apology From President Biden for ‘Disgusting’ Promise

West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is demanding an apology from President Joe Biden, The Daily Caller reports.

Manchin wants the apology for what he calls a “disgusting” promise from President Biden to shut down coal power plants across the country.

Biden made this promise during a recent ramble session:

The Caller’s report says that Biden claimed, “So it’s going to become a wind generation. And all they’re doing is it’s going to save them a hell of a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on, we’re going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power, also providing tax credits to help families buy energy efficient appliances.”

Manchin responded to the comments and demanded an apology, telling Fox News,, “President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs.”

He continued, saying that Biden doesn’t understand the, “need to have an all in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure.”

The White House has since responded stating, that Biden’s remarks had been, “twisted to suggest a meaning that was not intended.” 

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre apologized to the men and women of the coal industry and recognized the role they played in building the nation.

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