Democratic Senator Joe Manchin represents the second most pro-Trump state in America, at least by the president’s margin of victory on election night 2016.
Manchin’s vote didn’t come as a surprise, given his recent actions. When President Trump called for an end to abortions after babies can feel pain during his State of the Union address, Manchin stood and applauded.
Asked Joe Manchin why he stood when Trump called for a 20 week abortion ban: “Late term abortions are just horrific…totally just wrong.”
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) February 6, 2019