Thursday's Ogden-Wheeling editorial asserts that WV senator Joe Manchin, by opposing Democratic efforts to pass the For the People Act, is standing with the people. In doing so, the editorial frames the debate around federal vs. state control of elections:
Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., see it for what . . .
Is this the connection that explains our senator’s behavior?
Earlier today from CNBC:
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NEW: INSIDE the campaign by the Koch network to pressure @Sen_JoeManchin to oppose key pieces of his own party's agenda, including eliminating the filibuster and the For the People Act.— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) June 8, 2021
- Radio ads have been launched in West Virginiahttps://t.co/P5UfzkQAw0
with Monday update
From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail
Read it here.
The AP story
A Democratic senator says he will not vote for an overhaul of U.S. election law, virtually guaranteeing the failure of a top Biden administration priority. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia also restated his opposition to changing the . . .
(With Shelley Moore Capito update and Joe Manchin's after-the-vote reaction)
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin earlier today:
My statement on the January 6th Commission: pic.twitter.com/ZfNhQfKzmh— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) May 27, 2021
Is Manchin finally seeing the light? Probably not -- look at how he responds to a reporter's question about it:
More from MANCHIN on why he . . .
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Yesterday, Senator Joe was outraged
Politico Playbook: Sen. Joe Manchin was outraged that his GOP colleagues were suggesting they would filibuster the bipartisan setup of the Jan. 6 commission. @playbookdc— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 24, 2021
Why the outrage? Hasn't he been following what Mitch McConnell has been . . .
Following WV’s senators
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
A couple of times a week, for most of the 7+ years that I have been doing this blog, I use a search engine to see what WV’s two senators and the area’s congressman have been doing. Until this year, the results were quite predictable. Joe Manchin was always making news, David McKinley would sometimes make . . .
With 5/7 update
Good for Senator Shelley
From NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake:
WV’s @SenCapito today defended @Liz_Cheney as “bold and truthful into her truth,” and warned her party that actions against Cheney “could start narrowing the tent, which I think this will do. And that concerns me greatly.” pic.twitter.com/aYel1fOxXw— . . .