Dem Senator Deals Blow To Biden – Won’t Vote For Fed Nominee

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Joe Manchin has been a key roadblock to much of Biden’s radical agenda – this doesn’t seem to be changing.

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has officially announced that he won’t be voting for Sarah Bloom Raskin, who was tapped by Biden for the post of top banking regulator at the Fed.

This puts the nomination in serious jeopardy.

From Insider Paper:

A key Democratic Senator said Monday he will not support one of President Joe Biden’s picks to serve on the Federal Reserve board, which could torpedo her chances for confirmation.

Sarah Bloom Raskin, tapped for the post of top banking regulator at the Fed, has become a lightning rod for critics, who say she is hostile to the oil industry, and Republicans have blocked efforts to even hold a vote on her nomination.

Now Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Monday he was “unable to support her nomination.”

Manchin, who has been a key swing vote in the evenly split Senate, blocking many of Biden’s initiatives, pointed to Bloom Raskin’s comments on credit for the oil industry.