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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says Congress needs more respect for one another


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Sen. Joe Manchin

WHEELING, W.Va.  — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said he faces a “hostile work environment” in Washington, D.C.

One week after the West Virginia Democrat stood in applause for many of the points raised by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address, Manchin on Tuesday called for Senate colleagues to join him in signing a pledge not to campaign against sitting colleagues. This would include directly raising funds against them, or endorse any advertisements or social media campaigns attacking them.

Manchin believes working politically against colleagues has led to partisanship in today’s Congress.

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