Sen. Joe Manchin, a crucial Democratic vote, says he looks for 'moderate middle'

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday he never intended to become the deciding vote on the Democratic agenda. “I didn’t lobby for this position. I’ve never changed,” the Democrat told ABC’s “This Week.” “I look for that moderate middle. “My state of West Virginia — they know me, they know how I’ve governed,” Manchin added. “I’ve tried to basically represent them in the best of my ability.” The comments came after Manchin held up the Senate vote on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package for hours over the weekend. He eventually got fellow Dems to drop plans to increase the fed…

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