Meanwhile, the mainstream media won’t be telling you about how Democrat leaders in West Virginia are running as far away from their own party as they can get, after West Virginian citizens overwhelming supported Trump in the November election. No, you won’t hear a peep from the media, unless of course, there’s some sort of Russian connection.
Civil political discourse took a beating in West Virginia this weekend when a Democratic senator profanely proclaimed that he was going to vote the way he wanted and didn’t “give a s–t” if it cost him his seat.
“I don’t give a s–t, you understand? I just don’t give a s–t,” Sen. Joe Manchin told the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Sunday, saying he wasn’t going to toe his party’s line on every issue.
“Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that. If they think because I’m up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for s–t that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy,” he continued.
“I’m not scared of an election, let’s put it that way. Elections do not bother me or scare me,” he said.
“I’m going to continue to do the same thing I’ve always done, extremely independent.”
President Trump won West Virginia by a mile, and Democratic Gov. Jim Justice pointedly switched teams and joined the GOP at a Trump campaign rally in the state last week.
Watch Governor Justice announce that he’s switching parties at the Trump rally last week:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 3, 2017
Manchin’s angry comments followed a slam from GOP senatorial candidate Patrick Morrisey, who called for the incumbent to resign from the Democratic leadership.
Morrisey cited Manchin’s refusal to sign onto a letter establishing Democrats’ three main policy points on tax reform, The Hill reported.
Manchin was one of three Democrats in the Senate who didn’t sign the letter.
He explained that he agreed with the party platform but wanted party leaders to get Republicans on board. – NYP