Sen. Manchin Calls Warren Too 'Extreme' for 2020

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Posted: Jan 08, 2019 12:15 PM
Sen. Manchin Calls Warren Too 'Extreme' for 2020

Source: AP Photo/Raymond Thompson

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is one of the more moderate Democrats in Congress, and that can explain why he is not onboard the Warren 2020 train. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced her plans to run for president last week. In her launch video, Warren pledged to be a champion for middle class families. Her plans to achieve that, though, is on the radical side of the Democratic Party, such as Medicare for All and tuition-free college. The Atlantic called the former an "indulgent fantasy," while former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the latter "unrealistic."

Her corresponding Instagram Live, in which she cracked open a beer while answering questions about her campaign, didn't exactly resonate with voters. Most mocked her for trying to pander to young people.

She's too "extreme" for West Virginia, Sen. Manchin explained on CNN Tuesday morning.

Warren supporters shamed Manchin for dismissing Warren, noting he's never had such strong language for President Trump.

Yet, Manchin may be on to something with his 2020 prediction/warning. Warren is far from the top of Democrats' list, according to recent polling. Consistently at the top of the field is former Vice President Joe Biden, who reportedly plans to make an announcement soon.