Mike Pence targets vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin

Katrina Barker
February 3, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence kicked off the summit at dinner Wednesday.

"If we frame that choice, I think we're going to reelect majorities in the House and the Senate and I actually think we're going to, when all the dust settles after 2018, I think we're going to have more Republicans in Congress in Washington, D.C., than where we started".

Manchin has worked across the aisle and tried to buddy up on a number of occasions with President Donald Trump who carried his state in 2016 by 42 points over Hillary Clinton.

Pence said that West Virginians need to let Manchin know how they feel about his voting record, adding that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) are "pretty happy" with his votes.

Speaking to employees at in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, chided for his vote against the tax-cut plan in December. "But Joe voted no. Joe voted no to give working families more of your hard-earned money. Laina and I are ok, I am helping those that are injured, I will have Laina keep you updated as I know more", wrote Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) over Twitter.

"Let's be frank right up front: These elections are going to be brutally tough", CEO Emily Seidel said at the conservative company's donor meeting. "President Trump and I are going to be with you every step of the way in 2018 to tell that story to the American people".

Pence also took advantage of the location to launch an attack on West Virginia's Democratic Sen.

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, has arrived in southern West Virginia for the Republican retreat at the Greenbrier Resort.

Pence said that he spoke to Manchin back in August at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting about tax cuts and told him, "Joe, the people of the Mountain State are counting on you". Manchin also said that Democrats who refused to stand and applaud Trump was disrespectful.

Manchin met with the White House's legislative team 21 times during tax overhaul negotiations to "make tax cuts larger and permanent for the middle class, not big businesses and millionaires", the senator said.

"The VP's comments are exactly why Washington sucks", Manchin tweeted just hours after Pence's speech on Wednesday. "I'm disappointed in his comments but will continue to work to make Washington work so West Virginia and our country work".

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