If we are concerned about the GOP not pulling their oars together, one can only wonder what was in the thinking of the Biden/Harris presidential pair. It doesn’t sound like they are keeping in mind they need each and every one of the Dems to keep on rolling over the GOP setting aside reconciliation. Schumer no doubt must be chaffing that Manchin doesn’t support getting rid of the filibuster but it’s not a popular concept to go behind a Senator’s back and undermine him. So the squeeze was to put the Governor and Biden against Manchin. Not enough? Then go over Arizona way an aggravate things there.
CHARLESTON/HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – After airing Thursday evening, WSAZ’s exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris drew national attention.
Friday morning, the White House answered questions about the vice president’s appearance on two stations — one in Arizona, the other on WSAZ.
The interview even took U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., by surprise. Friday morning, Manchin visited one of West Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics. His visit comes just one day after the vice president spoke with WSAZ’s Amanda Barren about the proposed “American Rescue Plan” (ARP).
“I saw [the interview], I couldn’t believe it. No one called me [about it],” Manchin said. “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.”
“We want to make the case to the American people across the country (…) This is a way to do just that,” Psaki said.
Psaki was then asked by a reporter why Arizona and West Virginia were chosen specifically.
“I think [the vice president will] do a number of additional regional calls and regional interviews, as will members of the team,” Psaki responded.
“We met [Pres. Biden’s] economic team and they put out what they wanted. We said, ‘Just show us the figures.’ Because people need to know. We want to help everybody that needs help,” Manchin said. “But if a person is making $250,000 or $300,000, I don’t think they’re in much as need as a person making $40,000 or $50,000. We’re going to target it.”
Thursday, the vice president told WSAZ’s Amanda Barren she and President Joe Biden ran as Democrats, but “we are Americans and we will lead as Americans.” Vice President Harris added, “The reason I am here in West Virginia talking with you is because everybody matters whether you voted for us or not.”
Now back to this West Virginia governor business. This is a born again Democrat/Republican who rode the coattails of Trump and became a Republican again. Trump won W.VA by 39 points.
James Conley Justice II (born April 27, 1951) is an American businessman and politician who has been serving as the 36th governor of West Virginia since 2017. With a net worth of around $1.9 billion, he is the wealthiest person in West Virginia.
Although Justice was a registered Republican before running for governor, he ran as a Democrat and defeated the Republican nominee, Bill Cole. Less than seven months after taking office, Justice switched back to the Republican Party after announcing his plans at a rally with U.S. president Donald Trump in the state.
Whichever way the wind blows apparently.
Whoopi apparently thinks it was just fine. Actually a couple of them figured it out how it works. Manchin votes with the GOP about 50 percent of the time.
Kamala Harris once again demonstrating her lack of familiarity with the energy sector, yet, for some reason, she intends to regulate it.
A stunning success for the swamp.