West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin agrees that the United States is in dire need of increased border security. He doesn't back down from Chris Cuomo. Manchin said that President Trump is sympathetic when it comes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients while on CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.
“We have to have border security,” Senator Manchin said. “We know that. So if the president calls it a border wall, we do need a wall. We need to repair some wall. We need build some new wall. We need other technologies too.”
Judging by his response, Chris Cuomo puts not letting Trump have his way above the values of America. Manchin brushed that notion off and said that doesn't matter as long as they get done what needs to be done.
“It’s messaging because you Democrats are going to have to swallow him rubbing your face in it and saying ‘I got the wall you lost.’ It matters politically,” Cuomo responded.
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“We need to get past this,” Manchin said. “The rhetoric is what it is. The president is going to say what he’s going to say. That doesn’t upset me as long as we have a final product and a pathway forward … We have a hard deadline. March 5th these kids start moving out technically if we don’t do something. February 8th the government shuts down again if we don’t have a deal. There’s no time to waste here.”
The West Virginia Democrat who is up for re-election in November said he believes Trump is sympathetic to DACA recipients and is confident a deal can get done.
“I met with [President Trump] two days ago, sat in his office. Myself and Doug Jones sat with the president. I can tell you he believes these children need a pathway forward,” Manchin continued. “There might be people around him that aren’t quite as sympathetic as he is. My gut tells me the president wants to get this done. I’m willing to continue to keep working with him in a bipartisan way, be an honest broker, tell him what I think will work and won’t work.”
While it is good to see the parties coming together for a common goal, one does have to wonder if Manchin is pandering. He is up for re-election in November and is in a red state that massively supports President Trump.
Leftists took to Twitter to display their disgust with Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.
The 5 Democrats who just voted to abandon DREAMers:
— Jonathan 'Boo and Vote' Cohn (@JonathanCohn) January 20, 2018
@Sen_JoeManchin I’m sure the people of WV are thrilled that they voted Dem only to get a Republican.
— Darb (@WeloveScottsdle) January 19, 2018
For every Joe Manchin and Claire McCaskill you vote out, a Tom Cotton is waiting in the wings to take their place. Wise up, folks.
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) January 22, 2018
— Tee Moca (@1Luv2) January 19, 2018