Questions Rise As Joe Manchin’s Wife Scored BIG In Federal Funding Dollars
Coincidence, or did Schumer buy his vote with taxpayer dollars?
What Manchin is characterizing as doing his job to ‘fight for’ constituents in West Virginia is being framed very differently by critics in the media.
The role Manchin held on the appropriations committee in steering where federal dollars were spent has come to the notice of Fox Business.
In the past few years, organizations connected to Joe’s wife have scored millions of dollars in federal spending, which opens the door to questions of impropriety.
This is further complicated by the fact that this is not a matter of repeat spending in one organization. This is several companies connected to his wife each receiving federal dollars.
The more times we see this pattern repeated across different organizations, the more difficult it becomes to dismiss the pattern as an innocent coincidence. It’s a simple question of statistical probability.
Here is what Fox Business found:
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has played a role steering millions of dollars in federal funds to organizations linked to his wife Gayle Manchin over the past several years, according to a FOX Business review of grants and loans.
The West Virginia lawmaker has helped ensure funding reached at least three organizations where his wife worked at the time, and another group that indirectly benefited a fourth organization linked to his wife. As a moderate, Manchin – a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee that oversees federal discretionary spending bills – has taken a leading role on key Democratic legislative priorities since President Biden took office.
They went on to enumerate four specific examples:
– Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), for which his wife was co-chair, has been getting $165-200k since 2019, but landed $1B in the 2021 infrastructure agreement Schumer hammered out with him.
– Bethany College, where she was a trustee, received a ‘game-changing’ new school from the Department of Agriculture. The school called Joe ‘instrumental’ in helping secure the funding.
(Among two other specific examples.)