Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the lone Democrat to vote against the Women’s Health Protection Act — and he explained his vote to reporters, saying that the proposed bill was not the codification of Roe v. Wade that many Democrats were claiming it was.
Manchin addressed the issue just hours before the Senate took a vote on the WHPA — a vote that was forced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) despite the knowledge that without Manchin’s support it would not even garner 50 votes, much less the necessary 60 to get past the filibuster.
MANCHIN: “Make no mistake. It is not Roe v. Wade codification. It’s an expansion. It wipes 500 state laws off the books. It expands abortion.” pic.twitter.com/yfj6w3gTXU
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