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What’s Joe Manchin been doing as Democrats consider presidential candidates?

Doing a town hall at the University of Charleston

Yesterday, Manchin spoke at a town hall about a variety of subjects. On his impeachment vote, Manchin explained his reasoning:

On the subject of impeachment, Manchin said he made his decision to vote to convict Trump after listening to Alan Dershowitz, the . . .

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February 22, 2020

Reporting the Trump/Manchin story

More misrepresentation and bias from the Wheeling Intelligencer

On page 2 of today's Wheeling Intelligencer, our local “newspaper” prints a little over half of an AP story that documents the feud between President Trump and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Comparing today's printed article with the Associated Press original, I found that the Intelligencer edited out a sentence explaining the . . .

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February 11, 2020

Trump simply cannot move on

He just escalated his fight with WV's Joe Manchin -- one of few Democrats that have supported him

According to FiveThirtyEight, West Virginia's Joe Manchin leads all active Democrat senators in voting President Trump's way. Despite this, Trump criticized Manchin yesterday morning (see my last post). Not willing (or, more likely, unable) to stop, Trump continued his attack on Manchin last night:

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February 09, 2020

Trump weighs-in on WV's senators after the impeachment vote

Guess which one is a puppet, and which one is a great person

(Hint -- the puppet is not the one that votes 96% of the time with the President.)

From President Trump's Twitter* account:

I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s . . .

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February 08, 2020

More on Manchin’s censure vote (with 1 pm and Manchin decision updates)

Sorry, Joe, it’s doomed -- you're going to have to vote on the articles of impeachment

Senator Manchin has proposed censuring President Trump rather than impeaching him. (See previous post.) Here’s more evidence from The Hill that it’s not going to happen:

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), asked if there was an appetite for a potential censure, said, “No. Zero.”
A spokesman for McConnell declined to answer a question . . .

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February 05, 2020

"Moderate" Manchin proposes censuring Trump (with 2/4 update)

Why? To "unite across party lines"? I don't think that it's going to happen, Senator

From the Washington Post this evening:

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), a moderate who is friendly with the White House, on Monday asked his colleagues to consider censuring President Trump as the Senate moves toward votes on impeachment.

“I do believe a bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump . . .

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February 03, 2020

Tuesday updates -- West Virginia’s senators on impeachment

Joe Manchin wants witnesses

In an interview this afternoon, Joe Manchin told Fox News that he wants to hear from witnesses:

"I don't know how I go home to West Virginia and explain that I had to make a decision in a trial, the most important thing that I have ever done or will ever do as an elected official, an . . .

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January 28, 2020

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