VP Mike Pence CARPET-BOMBS ‘moderate’ Joe Manchin’s liberal voting record

· February 1, 2018  
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Vice President Mike Pence wants to play a key role in ensuring that Republicans keep their congressional majorities through the 2018 midterm elections. The vice president is preparing to hit the campaign trail this year, crisscrossing the nation to tout the successes of the Trump administration, praise Republican candidates who support the pro-growth agenda of the Republican party, and savage incumbent Democrats in states President Donald Trump won in 2016.

On Wednesday, Pence set his sights on so-called “moderate” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., opening a salvo against the Democrat on Twitter and emphasizing Manchin’s liberal voting record.

Manchin, who bills himself as a centrist Democrat, holds a pitiful 16% “F” Liberty Score. The Democrat will adopt conservative rhetoric on the campaign trail back home, but when he goes to Washington, D.C., as Pence showed, he fits comfortably inside the pocket of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

In response, Manchin fired back at Pence, claiming this is why “Washington sucks.”

“I am shocked that after the vice president worked for almost a year in a divisive and partisan way to take healthcare away from almost 200,000 West Virginians, bankrupt our hospitals, and push tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and huge corporations that he would come to West Virginia and continue his partisan attacks,” Manchin said in a statement.

“Last week, I worked in a bipartisan way with Senator Collins to end the shutdown, and last night President Trump called for unity and bipartisanship. The vice president’s comments are exactly why Washington sucks. I’m disappointed in his comments but will continue to work to make Washington work so West Virginia and our country work.”

Notice that in his response Manchin defends Obamacare and attacks the Trump tax cuts, which have demonstrably led to billions of dollars of business investment in the American economy and paycheck bonuses for more than 2.5 million Americans.

This Democrat is a fraud, and he’s vulnerable. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a landslide in West Virginia, claiming 68.7 percent of the vote and winning every single county in the state.

It is far past time for the people of West Virginia to reject Manchin’s two-faced faux bipartisanship and send a real conservative to Washington.


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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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