‘I’ve never been a liberal’ declares Joe Manchin as he announces he will support less than half of Biden’s agenda
Joe Manchin (Screen Grab)

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat from West Virginia, under fire from many elected Democrats and Democratic voters, pushed back on Thursday, proudly declaring he's no liberal – and announcing his top-dollar limit on President Joe Biden's social spending bill, the Build Back Better Act.

"I've never been a liberal," Manchin told reporters when pressed on his positions on President Biden's $3.5 trillion social programs legislation.

Manchin says his top-dollar limit is a mere $1.5 trillion.

Instead, Manchin announced he's willing to support less than half of the Biden agenda:

Former Clinton White House press secretary weighs in:

National Journal's Zach C. Cohen posted this very telling image of the scrum of reporters surrounding the West Virginia Senator.