Feeling different: déjà vu all over again as Senator Joe recycles an old quote
From NBC News correspondent, Vaughn Hillyard:
Fwiw, Manchin told me this quote just over a week after Parkland in 2018:— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) May 26, 2022
“It feels a little different. I’ve got grandchildren also in the school systems, and I understand the concerns that every parent and grandparent has.” https://t.co/DghnLgs9Rh
Senator, recycling doesn’t work -- you’ve become high profile and, unlike WV media*, the national media often checks your quotes.
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema quickly ruled out weakening the filibuster to pass gun safety legislation. Now it’s up to their Republican colleagues to prove to the centrist pair that there’s any middle ground.https://t.co/PNYLI3bdl4— POLITICO (@politico) May 27, 2022
The New York Times survey I cited yesterday lists five Republicans who are “open or undecided.” That’s not enough. Where is Manchin going to find “middle ground”?
*For instance, here.