When you hear something like, "Give us a vote on a clean Homeland Security Bill and I'll vote with the Republicans," you'd think you would be watching someone from the G.O.P. But you'd be wrong, as the West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin continues to be "a dear friend to Senators like Bob Corker (R-TN)." Gee, Senator Manchin, thanks for the support of your party's POTUS! I guess this Blue Dog doesn't think the the executive order on immigration is worth fighting for, which is much like the way too many Democrats thought in the 2014 midterm elections. Consequences will be felt when the population demographics inevitably shift away from a white majority.
In the meantime, Manchin also used his appearance on Fox and Friends to bring up the Oxnard railway accident where he praised the safety of the Keystone XL Pipeline vs. railways transport of oil. Apparently Joe doesn't know too much about the history of pipeline disasters, so many already since 2000.
Manchin said he backs Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan for a standalone bill that would separate DHS funding from the president’s action on immigration.
“I’ve always said we should not fool with Homeland Security,” the West Virginia senator said in an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday morning. “We shouldn’t send a signal we can’t even get by securing our nation without having it attached to riders or conditions.”
“I said to my Republican friends: Give us a vote on a clean Homeland Security bill,” he continued. “I will support the actions basically on a bill that will prevent the president from his executive action. I would support and vote with them on that. But we need to have a clean vote on the Homeland Security bill.”
Manchin said the Senate passed a “very comprehensive” and “very bipartisan bill,” and that Obama had pledged “many times he would never do something as far as that on immigration, as far as what the executive order is,” before his announcement in November.
He said he couldn’t speak to how many others in his party might vote like him, adding that McConnell is going to need six moderate Democrats to vote with Republicans.
Of course he couldn't speak for how many others in his party would, again, betray the president. He's obviously not much of a Democrat as he is clearly in the pocket of big oil'igarchs like the Koch Brothers. Just join the GOP already Joe. We don't need Democrats like you in Congress or anywhere for that matter.
Rest assured, the U.S. Hispanic population largely supports the president's Executive Order on Immigration. Let the Hispanic population of the U.S. grow to levels where people like Manchin will be obsolete, like his Republican "friends," who will never see themselves at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.