Key Words: Manchin: Pence’s comments ‘are exactly why Washington sucks’

A day after President Donald Trump urged unity and bipartisan compromise during his State of the Union address, Vice President Mike Pence attacked West Virginia’s Sen. Joe Manchin during a speech, leading Manchin to issue a blunt response.

“The vice president’s comments are exactly why Washington sucks.”

Sen. Joe Manchin

Manchin, a Democrat in a red state, is likely to face a tough re-election fight in the fall. Speaking at a factory in West Virginia on Wednesday, Pence said: “When it came to cutting your taxes, Joe voted no,” and that Manchin “has voted no time and again on the policies that West Virginia needs.

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