Liberal pundits and celebrities tweeted against Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Wednesday, after saying he’d vote against his party’s abortion bill.
The moderate Democrat told reporters he would oppose The Women’s Health Protection Act when it came to a procedural vote, saying it doesn’t codify Roe, but actually “expands abortion” by wiping out hundreds of state laws on abortion.
He later blocked the legislation formally.
Liberal journalists and activists attacked Manchin for his decision.
Actress Nancy Lee Grahn claimed the senator didn’t know what he was talking about in a profanity-laced tweet.
“How does the WHPA go too far? Make him explain what that means. He’s full of s—,” she tweeted.
In another tweet she added: “.#Manchin has already become a multi millionaire from getting paid off with Republican oil & Pharm money so he doesn’t need a job. But after ’25 he’ll NEVER sit his lying A– in our Congress again, & will go down as one of the greatest impediments to Democracy in modern history.”
Author and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton called it a “problem” for Manchin to be allowed in the Democratic Party.
“The problem isn’t just Joe Manchin’s cruelty and disregard of the lives and fates of Americans or that he’s bought and sold several times over,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s also that there’s room within the Democratic Party for Manchin and the many others like him.”