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