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U.S. Senator Manchin: ‘We have a division in our country right now’

By Eric Cravey, Times West Virginian

WHITE HALL, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., knows how to make people excited, feel connected and even laugh.

While serving as guest speaker Friday at the ceremonial ribbon cutting for Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital, Manchin made the crowd of about 200 guests laugh as he offered his characterization of the new hospital as he addressed Mon Health President and CEO David Goldberg and hospital board chair Ron Stovash.

“I’m calling it a boutique hospital — David, I’m not sure if that’s right, but Ron[Stovash] and I were talking, he says, ‘I’ll go with it,’” Manchin said.

He connected with others when he said he was proud to see friends and family members in the crowd and went on to explain how, in 1970, he opened a carpet store near the mall. He said he has witnessed the mall go through good times and bad.

With the pleasantries out of the way, Manchin launched into a subject in which the frustration he displayed was palpable…

To read more: https://www.timeswv.com/news/local_news/manchin-we-have-a-division-in-our-country-right-now/article_93e43a66-5ae9-11ec-9f3a-57e4170ca37a.html

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