He continued on to hit Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for “insist[ing] they wanted a solution to the debt ceiling, but said Democrats must raise it alone by going through a drawn-out, convoluted, and risky reconciliation process.”
As he said that, the C-SPAN camera picked up Manchin burying his face in his hands right behind Schumer.
Manchin Buries Head in Hands Behind Chuck Schumer
About a minute later, as Schumer continued slamming McConnell, Manchin got up and walked away.
After Schumer spoke, the West Virginia Democrat told reporters the speech was not “appropriate.”
“We have to de-weaponize,” he said. “You can’t be playing politics… Both sides have been very guilty of this.”