Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Is “Very Much Torn” On Voting To Convict Trump

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JakeThomas

Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, told CNN on Wednesday that he is “very much torn” over whether or not to vote against President Donald Trump in a Senate impeachment trial.

"We have a divided country. On the other hand, we have equal branch of governments, responsibilities in the Constitution,” Manchin said. “There are a lot of things at stake here. The future of our country. And the future of how we're able to do our business depends on how we handle this."

"I'm very much torn on it. I think it weighs on everybody,” he said.

The senator added that he would like to see Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden who is at the center of Republican claims of corruption, testify during the Senate trial: "That's all a part of this."

Axios noted that Manchin is one to watch due to his status as a moderate Democrat representing West Virginia, writing that he “is widely regarded as among the most likely senators to defect from fellow Democrats in a potential vote to remove Trump from office.”

Comments (7)
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lionsdenmother
lionsdenmother

Shame on you , the evidence is all there what he did was wrong trumps behavior from day one has been shameful and anti american. You swore an oath to protect and defend the constitution, hang your re-election , but I don't think a yes vote on impeachment would cause you to lose your re election.

JackT
JackT

He's not torn, he's confused as to why he is a senator. His oath is to protect the Constitution, not to guard from a divided country. The Constitution is being trampled on by Trump and he's torn. Give me a break. Better yet, give the country a better senator.

Preston 71458
Preston 71458

Of course he’s conflicted he and ole Susan Collins are always conflicted but seem to get over it when it’s time to vote!PATHETIC.

vsj
vsj

This issue has nothing to do with Hunter Biden.

Camille2t
Camille2t

Giuliani was not looking for corruption dirt related to many other Ukrainian cases... why was that? Because only the Biden case would help Trump get re-elected. It is clear as day.. except if you don’t want to see it... maybe if you are a stooge.

Gotta
Gotta

Trump did not break a law so he cannot be impeached.Simple as that.Democats sugar coat words.Trump says what he thinks so he doesn't fit in the typical politician mold.I am a registered Democrat but afree watching this display of utter disregard for the law I will not vote for a Democrat again.Everything democrats are standing up for goes against everything in my heart I believe is right.Let them take the wasted tax money and investigate Biden's and Pelosis son,who works for Burisma right now.Why are their no laws to go after them ? We in West Virginia helped vote Trump INTO office and West Virginia stands together on this matter.We will vote Trump back into office,many democrats will be voted OUT.You took an oath to uphold the law of the land not to go after people you don't like


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