Sen. Joe Manchin is denouncing the House Democrat-led effort to impeach President Trump in the days before he leaves office, calling it “so ill-advised.”
Speaking to Fox News’ “Special Report” Monday evening, Manchin (D-WV) made the comments after being asked if he saw any scenario where the Senate, still currently in GOP control, would try and convict the outgoing president in his final days.
The West Virginia Democrat, who will become one of the most influential senators in the next Congress as a moderate in a tightly divided body, said he saw no possibility of that happening in the current Senate.
“We’ve been trying to send that message over [to the House]. They know the votes aren’t there,” Manchin said at the start of his answer.
“I think this is so ill-advised for Joe Biden to be coming in, trying to heal the country, trying to be the president of all the people when we are going to be so divided