Manchin: “VP’s Comments Are Why Washington Sucks”

WASHINGTON– Vice President Mike Pence slammed Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for voting against the tax cuts plan during his speech in White Sulphur Springs today.

Pence says Manchin “has voted ‘no’ time and again on the policies that West Virginia needs.”

Manchin released a statement this evening responding to the VP’s comments.

Manchins says, “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. 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.”

 

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