Red-State Dem Goes to War With the White House

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) scolded Vice President Mike Pence during a Thursday appearance on CNN for going to his state and telling West Virginians what is best for them.

Host Chris Cuomo played a clip of Pence’s remarks while visiting White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia during an annual Republican retreat. Cuomo dismissed the vice president’s comments, which extolled the benefits of tax reform for West Virginians, and said he had done his “homework.”

“I looked him in the eye and I told him, ‘Joe, the people of the mountain state are counting on you,'” Pence said of a conversation with Manchin. “And I said, ‘Let’s get this tax cut done together.’ But Joe voted no. Joe voted no to give working families more of your hard-earned money.”

Cuomo asked Manchin, who is up for reelection this year, how he viewed Pence’s decision to “undercut” him in his state.

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