West Virginians suffered 30 years with John Davison Rockefeller IV in the United States Senate voting against the state's best interests.
Now Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is following in Rockefeller's liberal shoes down that government-knows-best path. The man who cynically fired a gun at EPA regulations is pushing gun control.
From the Washington Post:
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun control legislation.
In separate interviews Tuesday night at a reception before a ceremony hosted by Sandy Hook families to honor Toomey, they discussed their desire to find a new way forward.
“We want to make sure we have the votes. Pat’s going to have to, and I’ll work with him, to get some of our colleagues on the Republican side,” Manchin said, adding he hasn’t talked directly to Toomey about a revival.
Manchin specifically mentioned an effort aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of people diagnosed with mental illness.Gun control fails to stop homicides. Manchin knows better. He also knows his proposal would not have stopped the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.
John Raese warned us about Washington Joe.
Manchin promised to vote to repeal Obaacare.
He voted against the repeal.
Joe Manchin is a vulture circling the occasional gun tragedy to expand government.