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Manchin Defends Vote to Convict President

February 12th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat of West Virginia, is defending his vote to convict President Donald Trump on two charges of impeachment, even as Trump mocked him on Twitter, dubbing him "Joe Munchkin."  Manchin, who has represented a state Trump carried by 40 percentage points in 2016,  seemed on the fence about whether to acquit Trump in the days leading up to last week’s vote but said he ultimately voted with his party because Trump's defense team refused to introduce key witnesses and produce relevant documents necessary to prove the president's innocence. Trump, in one tweet, said the people of West Virginia are furious with Manchin over his vote. Manchin, who has first elected to public office in 1982, said criticisms from constituents is something that comes with the job…

3 Responses to “Manchin Defends Vote to Convict President”

  1. February 12, 2020 at 7:34 am, Roger said:

    This guy is almost always on the fence until he figures out which way the wind is blowing. There was a report yesterday that even though he voted for an impeachment conviction, he now says he could possibly vote for Trump in November.

    When you look up the word politician in the dictionary, there is a picture of Joe Manchin.


  2. February 12, 2020 at 11:50 am, Jeff said:

    Since when does a defendant have to prove he’s innocent?????


  3. February 12, 2020 at 1:14 pm, Hank said:

    If it isn’t smiling Joe. I hope WV throws you out in your next election


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