11/10/2020

Centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) on Monday urged the Senate…

Centrist Democratic Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinDershowitz: Trump trial is my ‘worst controversy’Swing votes steal spotlight in marathon Trump impeachment Q&ACBO’s newest spending report is an abyss of red inkMORE (W.Va.) on Monday urged the Senate to censure President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump shares then deletes tweet praising Chiefs for representing ‘Great State of Kansas’Ken Bone endorses Andrew Yang for president: ‘#YangGang all the way!’Loeffler works to gain traction with conservatives amid Collins primary bidMORE for holding up military aid to Ukraine in order to spur an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden responds to GOP senator’s impeachment warningSanders leads in Iowa ahead of caucus: pollThe Memo: Trump threatens to overshadow Democrats in IowaMORE, predicting a formal reprimand could pick up bipartisan support.
I do believe a bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump for his actions in this matter. Censure would allow this body to unite across party lines, and as an equal branch of government to formally denounce the presidents actions and hold him accountable, Manchin said in a speech on the Senate floor.
Manchins proposal has received little traction among Senate Republicans who control the schedule, but it could gain the support of a handful of Republicans who have expressed concern over Trumps actions, including Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDOJ reveals 24 redacted emails related to Trump’s involvement in Ukraine aid freezePelosi says it was ‘sad’ to see McConnell ‘humiliate’ Chief Justice Roberts while presiding over witness voteWarriors coach Steve Kerr knocks senators for voting against new witnesses at trial MORE (R-Maine), Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyLoeffler works to gain traction with conservatives amid Collins primary bidIowa poll snafu leaves Democrats guessing on eve of caucusesDemocrats need a ‘dark horse,’ not a front-runner, to win in November MORE (R-Utah) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiPelosi says it was ‘sad’ to see McConnell ‘humiliate’ Chief Justice Roberts while presiding over witness voteWarriors coach Steve Kerr knocks senators for voting against new witnesses at trial Trump shares photo of himself golfing as Senate nears end of trialMORE (R-Alaska).
Manchin warned that if the Senate failed to respond in a bipartisan way to Trumps attempt to solicit foreign influence in the 2020 election, it would represent a serious setback for the chamber.
His behavior cannot go unchecked by the Senate, and censure would allow a bipartisan. Statement condemning his unacceptable behavior in the strongest terms, Manchin said. History will judge the Senate for how we have handled this solemn constitutional duty.
Manchin, however, said he is undecided on how to vote Wednesday on the two articles of impeachment passed by the House alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
He has told reporters that he will not make a decision until shortly before the vote.