Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has stated that he doesn’t believe that President Trump ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired.
Notably, Manchin’s home state of West Virginia was won by President Trump by 40 points.
From The NY Post:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin dismissed a report that President Trump ordered the firing of Robert Mueller then backed off after the White House counsel threatened to resign by saying it’s just “New York talk.”
“That’s New York talk. I look at it strictly as the New York language that they have which is different than most other people,” the West Virginia lawmaker said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Asked to explain his remarks, Manchin, who’s running for re-election in a state that Trump won by 40 percentage points, said it’s because the president’s getting used to how the branches of government work.
“Here’s the thing, you have a person who’s the president of the United States that has been totally in control of his life, personally and his professional,” Manchin said. “He’s been very successful. He’s been able basically to either do things incentive-wise through checks, bonuses, money or organization or organization changes, things of this sort. He’s had total control.”