Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Joe Manchin said fellow Democrat radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was using “awful” words that ‘”divide’” while denying that he is beholden to Exxon and other fossil fuel lobbyists.
Host Dana Bash asked, “I’m sure you have heard your fellow Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said this about you in a tweet: ‘Manchin has weekly huddles with Exxon and is one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called bipartisan fossil fuels bills. It’s killing people. Sick of this bipartisan corruption that masquerades as clear-eyed moderation.’ This is your fellow Democrat.”
Manchin replied that her comments are “totally false. And those types of superlatives, it’s just awful. Continue to divide, divide, divide. I don’t know that young lady that well. I really don’t. I have met her one time, I think, between sets here. But that’s it. So we have not had any conversations. She just speculating and saying things because she wants to –”
Bash interrupted Manchin to note that it wasn’t just AOC making such accusations about him, but Manchin continued to deny them.