Joe Manchin Sounds Off After Pence Publicly Attacks Him: ‘Exactly Why Washington Sucks’


Throughout the day Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence lobbed pointed attacks Joe Manchin’s way. With the veep making a visit to West Virginia, he decided to go after the state’s Democratic senator. In a series of tweets and a speech, Pence said that the state deserves better as Manchin vote’s against the state’s interests and with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Well, Manchin has responded back. And he didn’t mince words.

As you can see in the statement above, via Business Insider’s Joe Perticone, the Democratic lawmaker took some shots at Pence. Stating he was “shocked” that the vice president would “continue his partisan attacks” after working to take away West Virginians’ health care, Manchin pointed to his own attempts at bipartisanship.

“The Vice President’s comments are exactly why Washington Sucks,” Manchin stated, adding that he’ll continue to “work to make Washington work.”

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