Vice President Pence Rips Manchin, Praises Morrisey While In WV

“The truth is, Sen. Joe Manchin hasn’t supported the President’s agenda, and I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think West Virginia deserves better.”

“I think we could use a conservative fighter, like Patrick Morrisey, in Washington, D.C.”

WHEELING, WV — Today, at an event in Wheeling, WV this afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Sen. Joe Manchin’s record of siding with liberal obstructionists and for opposing the Trump-Pence agenda. Vice President Pence also made a point to praise Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s record of fighting for West Virginia coal jobs and for being an ally of President Trump.

VP PENCE ON SEN. MANCHIN: And frankly, we’ve done it all, despite the consistent opposition of Senator Chuck Schumer and your senator, Joe Manchin. You know, last year, Joe Manchin said that he, quote, “believed in tax cuts.” But, when he actually had the opportunity to vote to cut your taxes, Joe voted no. When the time came to cut taxes on West Virginia’s farmers and energy producers and businesses, large and small, Joe voted no. But it’s not just tax cuts. When the time came to cut federal red tape for West Virginia’s job creators to repeal and replace Obamacare, even when the time came to give states like West Virginia the authority to defund Planned Parenthood, Joe voted no. The truth is, Joe Manchin just doesn’t represent the values the people of West Virginia cherish most.

That’s a pretty long list. When it came to that wall we were just talking about a minute ago to secure the southern border, Senator Joe Manchin actually told the people of West Virginia, “I’m not voting for the wall, either.” You know, President Trump was right when he said West Virginia isn’t getting any help right now with Joe Manchin because, as the President said, he just about votes against everything…

The truth is, Senator Joe Manchin hasn’t supported the President’s agenda, and I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think West Virginia deserves better. I think West Virginia deserves a senator who will stand with this president and fight for the priorities of the people of West Virginia every single day.

VP PENCE ON ATTORNEY GENERAL MORRISEY:  I’m here to tell you with the unwavering support of West Virginia’s great Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey, and I want to thank you General.

You know, Patrick Morrisey is a principled conservative, who the President and I both know embodies West Virginia values, fights every day for West Virginia’s working families. As your Attorney General, Patrick Morrisey led the fight all the way to the Supreme Court to stop the Clean Power Plan and defend West Virginia’s coal miners and energy producers, I think that deserves a round of applause.

And your Attorney General has been standing shoulder to shoulder with our President to crack down on sanctuary cities and he’s a tireless champion of all the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, including the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights. He’s a proven leader, he’s dedicated to fighting for conservative policies and principles and I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think we could use a conservative fighter, like Patrick Morrisey, in Washington, D.C.