West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin unloaded on the Trump administration following his midterm victory Tuesday; labeling Vice President Pence a ‘Junkyard Dog’ after campaigning for his Republican opponent.
“I know Mike Pence, and he’s just, I guess, doing his job,” Manchin said. “He’s a junkyard dog right now, I guess. He has to go out and do it.”
“Let me say that I never expected that this race would be the national race it turned out to be,” Manchin said in his late-night speech. “I never expected President Trump to come to this state as much as he did, sending Vice President Pence, sending his family, time after time. And you stood tall.
Manchin made national headlines just weeks ago when he voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court; breaking with his fellow Democratic legislators.
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MANCHIN’S MESS: Democrat Senator’s Approval CRATERS in West Virginia
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s approval ratings are in a total free fall in the state of West Virginia according to new polling; raising serious questions over the “blue wave” predicted by the mainstream media during the 2018 midterms.
The survey finds that Manchin’s approval plummeted to 43% during the first quarter of 2018, a stunning 17 point drop from just a few months ago.
The centrist-Democrat is struggling to maintain his seat in staunchly conservative West Virginia; voting to nominate President Trump’s pro-coal pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
According to Fox News, Manchin voted alongside President Trump a whopping 60% of the time last year, but notably bucked the President on tax reform and the repeal of Obamacare.
“By 2012, the die was cast. The only Democrats who could survive were ones like Manchin,” a senior analyst told Fox News.
“If he loses, it would cement the idea that Democrats could not elect anyone statewide,” she added. “The presidential performance has a lot to do with how a party performs in a state. He’s still a blue dog in a Senate where it’s hard to be in the middle. But, when push comes to shove, he usually votes with Senate Democrats.”
BREAKING NOW: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to ‘VOTE YES’ on Kavanaugh
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin unveiled his decision regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday afternoon; saying he will vote “yes” on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
“I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” tweeted Manchin just seconds after GOP Sen. Susan Collins pledged her support to the potential Justice.
I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/1FfuMTOZz8
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 5, 2018
The support of Senators Manchin and Collins gives Judge Kavanaugh 51 likely votes in the United States Senate; enough to pass the 50-vote threshold and confirm the Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
The full Senate will vote as early as Saturday morning.