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Manchin Joins GOP?

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Nobody expected this!

In a move that has raised eyebrows in Congress, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin has shockingly endorsed a Republican Rep. David McKinley for re-election.

Manchin has even appeared in ads and is telling voters that Rep. McKinley did not support President Biden’s Build Back Better bill which he is rumored to have done.

According to Fox, in the 30-second ad, Manchin said, “I have always said, if I can’t go home and explain it, I can’t vote for it, and that’s why I opposed Build Back Better.” Manchin then defended McKinley against accusations from his GOP opponent that claimed he voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. 

“For Alex Mooney and his out-of-state supporters to suggest David McKinley supported Build Back Better is an outright lie,” Manchin said. “David McKinley has always opposed reckless spending because it doesn’t make sense for West Virginia.”