This guy is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party. He is essentially pro-Trump. And that’s because his stated voted for Trump. He has for years flirted with Republicans against his own party. His criticism of AOC is all about maintaining the pro-Trump vote in his camp.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin suggested congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets more than she legislates in Congress—but the New York progressive has missed fewer votes and has supported the same number of bills which passed.
Manchin, who is from West Virginia, is regarded by many as the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, took aim at the so-called progressive faction of his party in an interview with The New York Times. He touted his role as a centrist lawmaker who sees a “golden opportunity to bring the country back together and to work in the middle” as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House. Last month, Manchin drew the ire of Ocasio-Cortez and others after he said of efforts to redirect police funding, “Defund, my butt.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who commands a massive social media following compared with her congressional peers, posted a photo of herself glaring at the senator who is frequently ridiculed by more liberal members of Congress for his GOP-friendly stances. Manchin was blasted by a wide swath of Democrats for his “yes” vote on now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination in October 2018.