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Manchin Hits Back at Pence’s Criticism

Pence criticized him over voting no on the tax bill, among other issues.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 1, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence, in a West Virginia appearance on Wednesday, criticized Sen. Joe Manchin (D) for opposing the GOP tax bill.

“When it came to cutting your taxes, Joe voted no,” Pence told employees at a White Sulphur Springs truck dealership, adding that Manchin “has voted no time and again on the policies that West Virginia needs.”

Pence also “attacked Manchin for voting against repealing and replacing ObamaCare, defunding Planned Parenthood and promising to vote against an immigration package that includes funding for President Trump’s promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

Meanwhile, Pence praised Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-03), “who attended the speech, for voting for the tax bill.” (Fox News)

Pence also tweeted attacks against Manchin from his Twitter account, saying Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are “pretty happy” with his votes. (Twitter)

Manchin said in a statement that Pence’s remarks “are exactly why Washington sucks.” He added: “I’m disappointed in his comments but will continue to work to make Washington work so West Virginia and our country work.” (Twitter)

TO THE RIGHT. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) launched a digital ad on Thursday accusing Rep. Evan Jenkins (R) of lying about his support for Trump by highlighting his openness to supporting a third-party candidate in 2016. (release)

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