Joe Manchin blasted online after coming out against against DC statehood

"Is Joe Manchin for *anything*?" one Twitter user asked

By Bob Brigham
Published May 1, 2021 9:01AM (UTC)
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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia (Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images)

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was blasted on social media on Saturday over his stance on DC statehood.

"Sen. Joe Manchin III told reporters in his home state of West Virginia on Friday morning that he does not support the bill to make D.C. the nation's 51st state, according to audio provided by the Democrat's office and a report from WVNews. Manchin, a key swing vote in the closely divided Senate, said he believes a constitutional amendment, rather than legislation, would be required to admit D.C. as a state. His stance deals a major blow to statehood advocates who were hoping for his support after the bill passed the House last week," The Washington Post reported Friday.

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Manchin believes that a Constitutional Amendment is required for DC statehood, a position that did not go over well online. Here's some of what people were saying:


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