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Manchin Rejects Harris’s TV Interview in West Virginia: ‘We Need to Work Together’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a key swing vote in the Senate, said he was frustrated by Vice President Kamala Harris giving an interview in his home state of West Virginia, saying he was not notified by the Biden administration beforehand. “I saw [the interview], I couldn’t believe it. No one called me [about it],” Manchin, considered perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, told WSAZ. “We’re going to try to find a bipartisan pathway forward, but we need to work together. That’s not a way of working together.” Manchin was referring to a Senate impasse on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package, which includes expanded unemployment benefits and $1,400 stimulus payments. This weekend, Harris spoke to WSAZ to push the administration’s $1.9 trillion package. “To your point in West Virginia, one in seven families is describing their household as being hungry, one in six can’t pay their rent, and one …