Manchin: VP Pence's Comments Are Why Washington 'Sucks'

03 February, 2018, 03:16 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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On Wednesday, he used a public event here to remind West Virginia voters that "Joe voted no" on tax cuts - a shot at Sen. He's also met with Trump on immigration.

The vice president's team has devised a unique ancillary strategy to support his cross-country campaigning: partnering with America First Policies - a Trump-backed public-policy non-profit group created to boost the president's agenda - to hold public events designed specifically to discuss legislative achievements like the tax bill.

"I suspect we'll be seeing even more of him this year", McConnell said, a wry reference to a Republican majority that narrowed to a single vote after Sen.

Manchin was shocked by the vice president's pointed words.

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Infrastructure is a popular proposal with theoretical bipartisan support, but there's no consensus on the hardest part - how to pay for it. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was scheduled to meet with Republicans Thursday to discuss strategy. And Pence tried to use it against him. Joe Manchin, a Democrat up for re-election this year in one of America's reddest states, ahead of a speech in the senator's backyard Wednesday night.

Pence also took a moment to reflect on the recent hardship of the summer 2016 floods.

There's reason for Republicans to worry about the extent to which they'll get support from the White House: As Pence acknowledged, historical trends suggest they will lose seats, and possibly their congressional majorities, in November's elections.

Pence said these changes won't happen overnight but encourages West Virginians to not lose hope. So long as Congress can manage to keep the federal government open, there may not be a lot of significant votes, other than those aimed to put Democrats on record with controversial positions on hot-button items like abortion. "You say $1,000 is crumbs, you live in a different world than I live in".

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"People of the Mountain State, you deserve to know, when it came to cutting your taxes, voted "no, '" said." voted "no" to give working families more of your hard-earned money. voted 'no" on tax cuts for job creators.

"We've got an incredible story to tell", Pence said in a roughly 20-minute speech to Republicans attending a party retreat at the historic Greenbrier Hotel here. Joe Manchin, one of the most politically vulnerable Democrats in the country.

Manchin responded to Pence in a statement, saying the vice president's attacks are why "Washington sucks".

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