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Mike Pence burns Joe Manchin's friendship for the sake of politics

03 February 2018, 03:17 | Damon Campbell

Mike Pence criticizes Joe Manchin in West Virginia for voting against tax cuts

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Dotson took the microphone to say, "I'm grateful that President Trump and Vice President Pence know where West Virginia and Appalachia are".

Yet, Vice President Mike Pence had no patience for Manchin's "no" vote on tax reform last month.

"Karen and I have many fond memories of House and Senate retreats", said Vice President Pence. Stating he was "shocked" that the vice president would "continue his partisan attacks" after working to take away West Virginians' health care, Manchin pointed to his own attempts at bipartisanship.

"Conventional wisdom holds that the upcoming midterms are going to be a challenge, but I think you all know what President Trump thinks about conventional wisdom", Pence said Wednesday at the dinner hosted by the Congressional Institute. During the tax overhaul's debate in Congress, the White House lobbied for red state Democratic senators to support the legislation, but none did. "Vote no Joe", as the vice-president phrased it, was also the subject of a couple of Tweets following the speech.

"When the time came to repeal & replace the disaster of Obamacare, Joe voted NO".

Pence also slammed Manchin for voting against repealing and replacing the 2010 health care law; an effort to Defund Planned Parenthood; and a wall along the southern US border with Mexico.

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After President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence went home and heard something he said warmed his heart.

Among the legislative accomplishments of the Republican majorities in both houses, he listed the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, record numbers of appeals court confirmations, increases in defense reauthorization spending, and large decreases in regulation. Trump won West Virginia by 42 percentage points in November 2016, leading some to speculate that a GOP candidate could ride Trump's coattails to pick up the seat for Republicans.

Manchin is one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, and has frequently criticized his caucus for opposing all of the president's proposals.

Manchin told CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning, "I can stand up and still disagree".

Chastising President Obama as a "Chicago liberal", Dotson said, "This administration's policies show they believe in America". "He talked about opiates - I've got a serious problem in my state and my country. I need to get that funded".

In his State of the Union address, Trump struck a conciliatory tone with Democrats and extended an offer to work together with Republicans in a bipartisan fashion.

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