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Friday, October 28, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said on Tuesday he would vote against the nuclear deal with Iran, even though U.S. President Barack Obama already has enough Senate support to protect the agreement.

“I believe that to be a super power, you must possess super diplomatic skills, and I believe that we can use these skills to negotiate a better deal,” Manchin said in a statement.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) (R) talks to reporters outside of a closed-door Senate Armed Services Committee briefing on the Bergdahl prisoner swap at the U.S. Capitolin Washington June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

  • Independent1

    Can someone explain to me why anyone outside Wes Virginia would care what Joe Manchin thinks about anything?? He’s proven a number of times to be a very questionable Democrat. And his excuse for not voting for the Iran Deal shows his enormous lack of intellect.

    • Nick

      All the rhetoric that you see about the Iran deal is just a smokescreen. The deal will pass. These politicians are just saving face, so when the next administration takes office and doesn’t renegotiate they can say “I was against it all the time”. This is just their way of going on record.

  • jmprint

    “you must possess super diplomatic skills,” So how does he think this deal came to the table to begin with, obviously President Obama displayed his skills. Republicans just want war, and Manchin just displayed his skills, sucking up to the Kochs.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Check Manchin’s state earnings from federal taxes the rest of us pay. Most come from defense funding the GOP flushes to the military industrialist Republican states. Manchin fools no one. The next generation to be pawns in the GOP war games have not been born yet. But, count on it. The GOP lives for war. And lives off of war.