Joe Manchin Lies About His Position on Obamacare
2:12 PM, Sep 23, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The NRSC is highlighting West Virginia governor Joe Manchin's recent claim to West Virginia Gazette reporter Alison Knezevich that he wouldn't have voted for Obamacare:
The NRSC points out a YouTube clip of Manchin saying he was "totally behind health care reform." But that was from September 2009. Manchin, now the Democratic candidate for Robert Byrd's vacant Senate seat, could have easily changed his mind between then and the vote on the "final verion" of "that thing" in March 2010. But he didn't:
Watch the video here.
Someone needs to ask Manchin what changed between March 15, 2010 when he said he would vote for Obamacare and March 21, 2010 when the "final version" of the bill was voted on. And why is it that two weeks after the "final version" passed did the governor's spokesman say Manchin supported the bill?
As the West Virginia State Journal reported on on April 1, 2010: "Matt Turner, spokesman for Gov. Joe Manchin, said the governor supported the legislation."