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Here’s Why Joe Manchin Is Always Dumping on Other Democrats

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What the hell is Joe Manchin doing?!

On the latest episode of The New Abnormal, Max Rose, who served in Afghanistan and won a term in Congress as a Democrat representing a red district in Staten Island and Brooklyn, explains where Manchin is coming from. “There’s not another Democrat who could win that seat”—and without it Mitch McConnell is running the Senate, Rose says.

Still, Rose warns host Molly Jong-Fast against people “confusing talking points with economics” as Manchin “sometimes wants to position himself as against Democrats” since “his folks from a cultural perspective are not aligning with Democrats.”

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