Democrats have spent over one year trying to sabotage Donald Trump.
They have lied, obstructed and schemed to ruin his agenda.
But one Democrat just got singled out as the Trump administration’s number one target.
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin pretends to be a conservative back home but votes like Chuck Schumer’s puppet once in Washington.
Over the summer, he told Mike Pence he would vote against repealing Obamacare, but would support the administration’s tax reform effort.
Of course once time came for the rubber to meet the road, Manchin marched in lockstep with Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats in opposing Trump’s historic tax cut legislation.
But his betrayal did not go unnoticed.
Mike Pence has made defeating Manchin in this November’s election his number one priority.
“On Manchin’s home soil last week, Pence laid into him by repeatedly asserting “Joe voted no” on the president’s priorities, a sharp political attack motivated by Pence’s belief that Manchin had broken his promise, according to GOP lawmakers who speak with Pence regularly.
Pence’s words were quickly turned into an advertisement for Senate Republicans against the vulnerable Democratic incumbent. Manchin, meanwhile, is furious that Pence has used the misunderstanding as the pretext to tear down his bipartisan credentials, claiming he would never commit to vote for a bill that had not yet been written and that Pence and the White House never really tried to work with him.
Manchin believes Pence has become an attack dog against his bipartisan reputation because the GOP is “afraid it plays too well with the public.”
Flip flopping on tax cuts was not the first time Manchin acted like an ideological chameleon.
He won two election to the Senate in West Virginia campaigning as a pro-gun conservative.
But the reality was he co-authored the national gun registration database scheme Barack Obama tried to ram through Congress after the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut.
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