Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is in Texas for a fundraiser with rich Republican donors from the fossil gas business.
The Texas Tribune reported:
The host committee contains titans of the Texas oil and gasoline business — lots of whom donate nearly solely to Republicans. However there’s a distinguished Democrat integrated some of the hosts: former Houston Mayor Invoice White. White used to be the 2010 Democratic nominee for governor.
The Fundraiser Is All About Manchin Engaging in Oversight On Fossil Fuels
Some will attempt to attach this fundraiser to the battle over balloting rights, however in truth, the Republicans are donating to Manchin as a result of he controls Senate oversight of the oil and herbal gasoline industries.
It doesn’t matter what the aim, the fundraiser isn’t a excellent search for Joe Manchin. Democrats within the state legislature left the state to dam a voter suppression invoice from passing, whilst Joe Manchin is going there to gather buckets of Republican money.
The fundraiser has not anything to do with balloting rights, but it surely displays why Manchin can be a barrier on some other vital factor dealing with the Senate. Given his travel to Texas, it’ll be no marvel if Manchin opposes local weather trade laws.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who’s White Space Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Stage in Political Science. His graduate paintings all for public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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