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Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:39 AM

Manchin 'couldn't believe' seeing Harris's West Virginia TV interview

BY JOHN BOWDEN - 01/31/21 02:43 PM EST

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D), a key swing vote in the Senate, expressed frustration on Friday about an interview Vice President Harris gave to a TV station in the state and said the White House had not notified him beforehand.

Speaking with NBC affiliate WSAZ, the centrist Democrat said the vice president's interview was "not a way of working together" and called on the White House to help find a "bipartisan pathway forward."

“I saw [the interview]. I couldn’t believe it. No one called me [about it],” Manchin said, according to WSAZ. “We’re going to try to find a bipartisan pathway forward, but we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together.”

Harris had given the interview to push for the White House's coronavirus relief proposal.

More:
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/536681-manchin-couldnt-believe-seeing-harris-west-virginia-tv-hit

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Reply Manchin 'couldn't believe' seeing Harris's West Virginia TV interview (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2021 OP
tikka Feb 2021 #1
Chin music Feb 2021 #2
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #3
FreepFryer Feb 2021 #4
CentralMass Feb 2021 #5
Chin music Feb 2021 #7
WhiteTara Feb 2021 #8
Walleye Feb 2021 #11
WhiteTara Feb 2021 #12
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 #17
eppur_se_muova Feb 2021 #21
CentralMass Feb 2021 #22
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #6
qazplm135 Feb 2021 #9
walkingman Feb 2021 #10
C_U_L8R Feb 2021 #13
demosincebirth Feb 2021 #14
AZ8theist Feb 2021 #15
riversedge Feb 2021 #16
Marcuse Feb 2021 #18
CTyankee Feb 2021 #19
malthaussen Feb 2021 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:44 AM

1. Maybe Manchin shouldn't be such a blue dog dick.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:45 AM

3. This is going to be a problem ...

Why exactly does this Senator think he deserves a 'call' whenever the VP gives an interview to the press in 'his state'?

Please, dude. Get over yourself.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:46 AM

4. Manchin realizes he's isn't gonna be able to puff up. We may have more R support than he thinks.

Harris’s move seems less like an error than a telegraph.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:51 AM

5. He sounds as if he thinks VP Harris is the opposition.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 01:09 AM

8. He thinks she's uppity

and he was letting her know her place. JMHO

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 01:40 AM

11. Yes agree, it's obvious to me.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 01:46 AM

12. I hope Biden bitch slapped him back to WV.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 09:04 AM

17. That, and

he doesn't like being blindsided with pesky things like facts and figures. He also did not like the truth being out there about just how bad things are in WV because then they cannot mislead new money to come into a failing state.

But, mostly what you said. Typical white male of privilege who cannot handle anyone other than a white male of privilege in any leader capacity. I am going to enjoy the squirming of these dinosaurs over the next several years.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:03 PM

21. Maybe he just forgot what party he's registered with.

Why else would he complain about a Dem not being "bipartisan" ?

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 03:09 PM

22. Exactly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 12:54 AM

6. There was a reason Joe did it that way.

I can only speculate as to the nature of Joe's reasoning.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 01:13 AM

9. How is anything she said in that interview

"anti bipartisan or working together??"

Is she supposed to trash the bill? Is she supposed to say, yeah it's alright, but it will be even better once Republicans weigh in?

What, exactly, is it that Manchin "can't believe?"

It's clear to me what this is...Manchin wants to be the center of gravity. He knows nothing gets passed without him, so he wants to be the gatekeeper for everything.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 01:26 AM

10. Stick it!

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Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:10 AM

13. Did somebody drink his milkshake?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 05:01 AM

14. He certainly is not a centrist.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 05:43 AM

15. Manchin is a "centrist Democrat"????

Since when?????

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 08:04 AM

16. "To your point, in West Virginia, 1 in 7 families is describing their household as being hungry, 1 i

I do not think Manchin liked Harris broadcasting these stats.


Harris had given the interview to push for the White House's coronavirus relief proposal.

“To your point, in West Virginia, 1 in 7 families is describing their household as being hungry, 1 in 6 can’t pay their rent, and 1 in 4 small businesses are closing permanently or have already closed, so it’s a big issue in West Virginia and across the country,” Harris told WSAZ. “That’s why the president and I are offering the American Rescue Plan.”

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 10:49 AM

18. Believe it, Senator. Acceptance of fact is the difference between you and a Republican.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:05 PM

19. And if you had been advised of her trip and her message, what then?

I don't think she and Joe wanted to hear your obfuscation so they didn't let you know.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:20 PM

20. Since when is a Senator the censor for his State?

Hey, dude, VP outranks Senator: she doesn't need your permission.

-- Mal

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