Red State Democrat Who Won Re-Election Last Night Took a Swipe at Donald Trump During His Victory Speech, and People Can't Get Enough
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) pummeled President Donald Trump after cruising to reelection in the Blue Wave that propelled Democrats to victory Tuesday night.
Manchin, one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats leading up to the midterms, defeated Republican West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey despite a substantial push by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the Mountain State.
During a visit to Lewisburg, West Virginia, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech which criticized Democrat Senator Joe Manchin for his vote against the GOP tax plan. The speech went over quite well, considering President Donald Trump enjoys considerable popularity in the state. (In fact, a Gallup poll found this week that it’s his best state, with a 61 percent approval rating.)
Given that a majority of West Virginians support the president, and that Manchin is up for a reelection this year, Pence's criticisms were expertly timed. You can read his complete remarks via The White House's official website, and his specific remarks against Manchin are highlighted below: