The most conservative Democrat in the Senator, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) is “worried” that his party has “gone completely off the rails”.
In an interview with C-SPAN on Sunday, Manchin expressed fear that the far-left had become the media spokespeople of the rest of the Democratic Party.
Interviewer Bob Cusack asked Manchin, “Are you worried about the direction of your party? Many say the Democratic Party has moved left.”
“I’m worried about you all reporting, giving all the ink and all the press to the three that speak out all the time,” said Manchin.
“Three house freshmen?” clarified Cusack.
“The House freshmen. And what, there’s maybe seven of them?” Manchin agreed.
He didn’t specify who he was referring to, but he presumably meant the so-called “Squad”–made up of far-left freshmen Democratic representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Presley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.
Manchin continued, “And when you look at the people who basically changed the House of Democrats, are all new Democrats, or blue dog, moderate? They get no press. They get nothing.”
“I worry about the perception that people have that the Democratic Party has gone completely off the rails,” Manchin added.