Sen. Manchin handed vulnerable Democrats a lifeline, says North Dakota’s GOP Sen. Cramer

Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer said Sunday that the Democratic Party should be thanking Sen. Joe Manchin III for opposing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan — not attacking the West Virginia Democrat.

Mr. Cramer, of North Dakota, said the massive social safety net proposal is widely unpopular and if passed would jeopardize the re-election hopes of vulnerable Democrats running in competitive Senate races next year.