Capitol Report: Manchin raises doubts about Space Force: ‘This doesn’t make any sense’

President Donald Trump’s plan to create a Space Force got a frosty reception at a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, as Republican and Democratic senators voiced skepticism.

“I guess we need some convincing that there is a necessity for a sixth branch within our armed services,” said Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst.

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he was “having a really hard time understanding why we need this other agency.”

“This doesn’t make any sense to me at all — I’m sorry,” said Manchin, who has often agreed with Trump and bucked his party. “Secretary, do you want to take another shot at me?”

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