West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin broke with his party's leader in the Senate by refusing to attack a pair of wealthy billionaire brothers who donate to free-market causes. Asked about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's frequent attacks on Charles and David Koch, Manchin told Brian Kilmeade of Fox News Thursday morning that there's nothing wrong with what the brothers are doing.
"You don’t beat up people," Manchin said. "I mean, I don’t agree with their politics or philosophically, but, you know, they’re Americans,paying their taxes. They’re not breaking the law. They’re providing jobs."
Manchin also said he was "disappointed" in Reid's tone. Watch the video below (via the Washington Free Beacon):