Senator Joe Manchin yesterday in Politco:
“If he made a mistake or a judgment call or something like that, does that affect the way he’s doing his job now? I’m going to basically judge him on what job he’s doing and how he’s doing it,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who voted to confirm Acosta. As far as calls to resign, he said: “I’m not getting into that feeding frenzy.”
(And you certainly wouldn’t want to alienate any Trump supporters, Joe.)
And from Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who has made human trafficking one of her personal causes:
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said she spoke to Acosta directly about the case two months ago and Acosta told her “the only way for jail time was to make the agreement.” She said she was not concerned about Acosta’s role in the case “after hearing his explanation.”
(That must have been some explanation. Senator, I have this bridge down in Benwood that I’d be willing to part with . . . .)
*And in Capito’s case, toss in a little hypocrisy on human trafficking.