WATCH: ABC’s Jon Karl Presses Joe Manchin on Drawing Red Lines With Republicans



Joe Biden seemingly has all the pieces he must move his coverage targets over the subsequent two years. Democrats management congress, the senate and the White Home. West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, although, has been dedicated to passing issues in a bi-partisan method.

Manchin, in fact, has been closely criticized for his stance, however thus far has stayed dedicated. Throughout a Sunday interview, ABC’s Jon Karl requested the lawmaker why he hasn’t drawn a “crimson line” with Republicans.

The This Week host requested, “you get hammered on a regular basis by fellow Democrats, particularly progressives who say you might be continually drawing crimson strains for what you’ll assist, and creating limits on how far Democrats will be capable of go.”

Karl continued, “What do you say to those that say why don’t you draw crimson strains with Republicans? Why don’t you draw a crimson line and say ‘look, when you guys don’t transfer on this, I’m going to go and endorse taking out the filibuster?’”

Manchin responded, “I’ve not voted any in another way than I’ve voted for ten years. I’ve at all times been very average, very centrist. I need to discover that center and I feel there’s at all times a center to search out… In the event that they suppose I’m going to vary and be one thing I’m not, I received’t.”


The West Virginia senator isn’t fallacious about his voting historical past, it’s simply that the stakes are larger. Republicans have been more than pleased to throw their weight round whereas in energy. So far, Manchin has stored Democrats from doing the identical.



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