Dem Senate Candidate Manchin Says He Didn't Understand Obamacare When He Endorsed It (He Supported It 2 Weeks Ago, Too)
Joe Manchin hits bottom.
Pathetic. West Virginia Senatorial Candidate Joe Manchin told reporters that he didn’t understand Obamacare back when he endorsed it in March.
Obviously, he still didn’t understand Obamacare two weeks ago when he said he said that he still supported it.
He must have seen something that changed his mind in the last two weeks.
What could that be?
The Democratic Senate candidate from West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin, says he didn’t understand key details of the health care reform legislation when he publicly endorsed it in March — an endorsement he has since withdrawn.
“Reaching as far as they did in the — in the weeds of the bill that we didn’t know about, no one else knew about until it came out — knowing that, I would not have supported that or voted for that at that time,” Manchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Asked about areas where he disagrees with President Barack Obama, Manchin cited the health care reform legislation Obama signed in March.
“The health care reform is far overreaching in areas that I don’t agree with — the 1099 part of that, the mandates. Also, the firewall’s not strong enough for abortions. I’m pro-life. And we’re just a different type of Democrat here in West Virginia,” Manchin said. (The “1099” reference is to a revenue-raising provision that requires businesses to report more transactions to the IRS.)
If things weren’t bad enough for this democrat, prosecutors privately asked a judge to delay the sentencing of a contractor who got a no-bid contract to redecorate Manchin’s office.