U-S Senator Joe Manchin is taking a strong stance after rumors that he was switching parties.
Various news outlets reported that if the Senate was split 50-50 — Manchin may become a Republican OR Independent.
The West Virginia representative put those rumors to rest Wednesday night.
Manchin said, “I’m a West Virginia Democrat, now I’m not a Washington Democrat, we’re a little different. I don’t subscribe too all of this very extremely liberal, I’m a centrist moderate conservative Democrat, and I’m a proud West Virginia Democrat along those lines. And really I want to work with the people that want to get something done.”
Manchin spoke to the media before making a keynote address at an Opioid Misuse Summit in Charleston.