Proving again that Manchin is truly a Republican at heart, he was one of the only three Democrats who did not sign a letter addressed to Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and GOP Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch. The letter was in regards to establishing the party line on tax reform.
Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018, said even though he supports the Democrats’ fiscal ideas, he won’t sign without efforts to bring Republicans on board. It sounds like a whole lot of bullshit in all honesty. He knows West Virginia has become a very red state, that Trump is still their hero by a mile. He knows he is being watched closely by those Trump supporters who will be casting their votes next year.
Do you remember when Manchin was the ONLY Democrat who voted for the nomination of Jeff Sessions? Those were good times. Because of his vote, Pence had to break the tie and, predictably, voted in favor of the retired, pot-hating Keebler Elf. I digress.
After news of the letter broke, WV Attorney General and GOP Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey sent out a news release calling on Manchin to step down from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s leadership team. He claimed some Democratic leaders do not have West Virginia’s interests at heart. When asked about Morrisey’s attack, Joe was a little more than candid.
I don’t give a shit, you understand? I just don’t give a shit. Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that? If they think because I’m up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for shit that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy. I’m not scared of an election, let’s put it that way. Elections do not bother me or scare me. I’m going to continue to do the same thing I’ve always done, extremely independent.
Well, now. Tell us how you really feel, Joe. The only time he has gone against Trump since Trump took office was voting against the healthcare repeal. We give you kudos for that, but your record just goes to show that you mainly want to stay in the Republicans’ good graces.