"Well, guess what? I'm from West Virginia," he said. "I'm not from where they're from"
Short article here on an interview with Manchin yesterday after the negative reaction. Here's two paragraphs on what Manchin said:
"Well, guess what? I'm from West Virginia," he said. "I'm not from where they're from, and they can just beat the living crap out of people and think they'll be submissive. Period."
Whether Manchin wouldl get away unscathed after having the BBB dangled before his conservative majority, including WV businessowners, is a question. WV's Republican governor has held back most CARES Act money and is about to release $125 M, already announcing $48 for nursing, which should be a timely distraction.
Here's another question, though: How committed to democracy can a person be who denies the rights of over 80% of Americans to have their views represented in government? That less than 20% tops includes those from the more extreme left and right fringes who always do. They're uber righteous, believe only they are right about anything, and don't hesitate to trample the rights of others for their own good.
The answer, btw, is not at all. That'll be a surprise to many who haven't thought about it. Hypocrites typically situationally pretend "the people" who make up majorities don't exist, as with WV's majority voters.
Others know they do exist and believe they're a problem that requires a permanent solution.
In our nation, the only ways for LW anti-democratic types to win is to steal election here and there, OR join what's happening on the right to help destroy democracy. Btw, LW extremists always call it "the establishment" rather than democracy. Draw in more angry suckers that way.
Seems such a waste of his time, energy and money to erect so many strong, stolid defenses against his own party's interests.
And his own constituents.
Lying, cheating, negotiating in bad faith, making false accusations.
But he claims he is the victim.
That it was better spent on yachts, cocaine, and hookers.
Hell, likely republican voters in WV supported it, by a margin of 22 points, and that was for the 3.5 trillion dollar bill.
Come up with a better excuse Joe.