Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is running for his life.
The West Virginia Democrat has geared up for a difficult re-election bid.
Joe Manchin’s Uphill Re-election Campaign
Donald Trump won West Virginia by 41 points.
Joe Manchin is the last statewide elected Democrat in the Mountaineer State and one of ten Democrats running for re-election in states Trump won in 2016.
Some experts believe he could be the Democrat most likely to win in November.
That is why the GOP targeted Manchin’s seat in 2018.
Joe Manchin Lies About His Vote To Fund Abortion In America
Joe Manchin claims he is pro-life, however, he voted “no” on legislation that would’ve stopped taxpayer money from going to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
A local radio host pressed Manchin to square-up his vote for abortion with his past pro-life comments.
Manchin responded by lying.
“First … public dollars that go to abortions for Planned Parenthood. I’ve checked it inside and out with the Hyde amendment, it can’t happen. It’s against the law,” Manchin stated.
This is false.
The Truth About Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood does receive $500 million per year in taxpayer money.
That money is simply moved around.
The taxpayer money Planned Parenthood rakes in allows them to use other money on abortions.
Manchin also pushed the lie that Planned Parenthood provides vital healthcare for women like mammograms.
But Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, they can only refer women to doctors who do.
Also, only seven percent of Planned Parenthood patients are women over the age of 40, which is the age range that would need mammogram referrals.
Planned Parenthood is solely an abortion business.
Therefore, it is not a healthcare clinic.
Manchin lied when he claimed abortion clinics are really healthcare clinics.
“Now, we have one clinic in the state of West Virginia, Vienna, that provides health care, preventative health care for women and mostly young females,” Manchin continued.
“I can’t look at them, Hoppy, and say, “I’m sorry but because me being hunt politically I can’t vote so that you’ll have funding for your—for the clinic. I just can’t do it,” he said.
Manchin finished his answer by repeating the lie that he is pro-life.
“But, I am pro-life, and I think everyone knows. Look at my record. I voted with Lindsey Graham on the 21-week ban on abortions, I voted for everything and so I could not take funding away when I knew the funding was not used for abortions. I don’t know how else to say it.”
Critics point out that if you vote to fund abortion, then you support abortion.
Joe Manchin Already In Deep Trouble
Joe Manchin is in trouble for issues other than abortion.
He voted wrong on issues like gun control.
In 2013, he supported Barack Obama’s gun control scheme.
Manchin put his name on a bill to create a national gun registration database.
West Virginia is one of the most pro-gun states in America and voters were furious that Manchin sold them out.
Manchin’s Republican challenger is state Attorney General Pat Morrisey.
Trump endorsed Morrisey because he is a strong conservative.
In addition, Trump believes Morrisey has the ability to pull an upset.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.