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MSNBC 3 Feb 2020

In What Amounts To GOP 'Bluff-Calling,' Joe Manchin Proposes Senate Censure Trump

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Sen. Joe Manchin calls for the Senate to censure President Trump rather than acquit him. On the Senate floor, he says a censure vote "would allow a bipartisan statement condemning his unacceptable behavior in the strongest terms". Aired on 02/03/20.


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>>> WE COME BACK ON THE AIR WITH
>>> WE COME BACK ON THE AIR WITH BREAKING NEWS IN THE IMPEACHMENT
BREAKING NEWS IN THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF DONALD J. TRUMP.
TRIAL OF DONALD J. TRUMP. SENATOR MANCHEN OF WEST VIRGINIA
SENATOR MANCHEN OF WEST VIRGINIA ON THE SENATE FLOOR CALLING FOR
ON THE SENATE FLOOR CALLING FOR A CENSURE VOTE OF PRESIDENT
A CENSURE VOTE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR THE CONDUCT IN UKRAINE
TRUMP FOR THE CONDUCT IN UKRAINE AS AN ALTERNATIVE OF REMOVING
AS AN ALTERNATIVE OF REMOVING HIM FROM OFFICE.
HIM FROM OFFICE. IT IS A BIG DEVELOPMENT.
IT IS A BIG DEVELOPMENT. BETSY, I THINK THIS SEEMS TO
BETSY, I THINK THIS SEEMS TO TAKE INTO MIND THAT EVEN
TAKE INTO MIND THAT EVEN REPUBLICANS NOW ARE SAYING OUT
REPUBLICANS NOW ARE SAYING OUT LOUD WHAT EVERYONE SAID BEHIND
LOUD WHAT EVERYONE SAID BEHIND DOORS THAT CLEARLY THE CONDUCT
DOORS THAT CLEARLY THE CONDUCT IS UNACCEPTABLE AND
IS UNACCEPTABLE AND INAPPROPRIATE AND AS MARCO RUBIO
INAPPROPRIATE AND AS MARCO RUBIO SAID IMPEACHABLE.
SAID IMPEACHABLE. >> I WAS JUST TEXTING THIS WITH
>> I WAS JUST TEXTING THIS WITH AN AIDE CLOSE TO THE PROCESS
AN AIDE CLOSE TO THE PROCESS SAYING THERE’S APPETITE WITHIN
SAYING THERE’S APPETITE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE TO
THE DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE TO HAVE SOME SORT OF MOVEMENT ON
HAVE SOME SORT OF MOVEMENT ON THE FLOOR TO AFFIRMATIVELY SAY
THE FLOOR TO AFFIRMATIVELY SAY THAT WHAT TRUMP DID WAS WRONG
THAT WHAT TRUMP DID WAS WRONG EVEN IN THE WAKE OF HIS
EVEN IN THE WAKE OF HIS ESSENTIALLY INEVITABLE ACQUITTAL
ESSENTIALLY INEVITABLE ACQUITTAL SO THIS KIND OF VOTE GIVES
SO THIS KIND OF VOTE GIVES DEMOCRATS A CHANCE TO ONCE AGAIN
DEMOCRATS A CHANCE TO ONCE AGAIN POSIT THAT WHAT TRUMP DID IS
POSIT THAT WHAT TRUMP DID IS WRONG AND VOTE TO SAY IN IT A
WRONG AND VOTE TO SAY IN IT A PLACE MORE MEANINGFUL THAN JUST
PLACE MORE MEANINGFUL THAN JUST POTENTIALLY TWEET OUT THINGS TO
POTENTIALLY TWEET OUT THINGS TO DEFEND THE DECISION TO ACQUIT
DEFEND THE DECISION TO ACQUIT SOMEONE FOR BEHAVIOR THEY SAID
SOMEONE FOR BEHAVIOR THEY SAID IS INAPPROPRIATE.
IS INAPPROPRIATE. >> 100-0?
>> 100-0? >> I DON’T KNOW.
>> I DON’T KNOW. IT DEPENDS ON PROCEDURALLY HOW
IT DEPENDS ON PROCEDURALLY HOW IT GOES FORWARD.
IT GOES FORWARD. I’M NOT CLEAR WHETHER THAT
I’M NOT CLEAR WHETHER THAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE VOTE ON THE
HAPPENS BEFORE THE VOTE ON THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OR
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
SHORTLY THEREAFTER. I DO THINK IT GIVES A COUPLE OF
I DO THINK IT GIVES A COUPLE OF DEMOCRATS AND A HANDFUL OF
DEMOCRATS AND A HANDFUL OF REPUBLICANS A WAY OUT BECAUSE
REPUBLICANS A WAY OUT BECAUSE THEY’VE ALREADY SAID, YOU KNOW,
THEY’VE ALREADY SAID, YOU KNOW, WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG AND THEN
WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG AND THEN THE NEXT MOOIVE IS TO ACQUIT HIM
THE NEXT MOOIVE IS TO ACQUIT HIM THEY HAVE A HARD TIME EXPLAINING
THEY HAVE A HARD TIME EXPLAINING IT.
IT. CAN’T BE.
CAN’T BE. LISTEN TO LAMAR ALEXANDER.
LISTEN TO LAMAR ALEXANDER. IT CAN’T BE EXPLAINED.
IT CAN’T BE EXPLAINED. SO I THINK THIS COULD PROVIDE A
SO I THINK THIS COULD PROVIDE A WAY FOR THEM TO REBUKE THE
WAY FOR THEM TO REBUKE THE BEHAVIOR EVEN AS THEY VOTE FOR
BEHAVIOR EVEN AS THEY VOTE FOR ACQUITTAL.
ACQUITTAL. >> I NOTE THAT MAN CHENCHIN IS N
>> I NOTE THAT MAN CHENCHIN IS N ONE OFF HERE.
ONE OFF HERE. THEY’RE ACTIVE ONGOING
THEY’RE ACTIVE ONGOING DISCUSSIONS INVOLVING MULTIPLE
DISCUSSIONS INVOLVING MULTIPLE SOMEBODIES OF THE SENATE OF A
SOMEBODIES OF THE SENATE OF A SEN CHUR
SEN CHUR CENSURE VOTE.
CENSURE VOTE. >> RUBIO AND OTHERS SAYING IT’S
>> RUBIO AND OTHERS SAYING IT’S BAD CONDUCT.
BAD CONDUCT. >> PORTMAN, RUBIO, LAMAR, WHO
>> PORTMAN, RUBIO, LAMAR, WHO ELSE?
ELSE? ANYONE ELSE?
ANYONE ELSE? >> MANCHIN GETS OUT THERE
>> MANCHIN GETS OUT THERE SAYING, LOOK, IF YOU THINK IT’S
SAYING, LOOK, IF YOU THINK IT’S SO BAD HERE’S AN OPTION SHORT OF
SO BAD HERE’S AN OPTION SHORT OF IMPEACHMENT.
IMPEACHMENT. WHAT SAY YOU NOW?
WHAT SAY YOU NOW? IT’S A REAL TEST OF THE
IT’S A REAL TEST OF THE CONVICTION THEY HAVE ADOPTED IN
CONVICTION THEY HAVE ADOPTED IN PUBLIC AND IF THEY SAY, NO, IT
PUBLIC AND IF THEY SAY, NO, IT IS MORE AMMUNITION I THINK FOR
IS MORE AMMUNITION I THINK FOR DEMOCRATS IN THE FALL THAT THIS
DEMOCRATS IN THE FALL THAT THIS IS A PARTY THAT DOESN’T WANT TO
IS A PARTY THAT DOESN’T WANT TO HOLD THEIR GUY UP FOR ANYTHING.
HOLD THEIR GUY UP FOR ANYTHING. >> THAT’S A GREAT POINT, NICK.
>> THAT’S A GREAT POINT, NICK. IT IS ALSO A TEST OF WHETHER
IT IS ALSO A TEST OF WHETHER THERE IS ANYTHING IN THEIR
THERE IS ANYTHING IN THEIR SPINES BECAUSE THIS ISN’T ABOUT
SPINES BECAUSE THIS ISN’T ABOUT REMOVING HIM BUT SIMPLY ABOUT
REMOVING HIM BUT SIMPLY ABOUT SAYING WHAT YOU DID IS WRONG AND
SAYING WHAT YOU DID IS WRONG AND NOT PERFECT.
NOT PERFECT. TRUMP’S PUBLIC POSITION IS THAT
TRUMP’S PUBLIC POSITION IS THAT IT’S PERFECT.
IT’S PERFECT. COVERING THE BREAKING NEWS THAT
COVERING THE BREAKING NEWS THAT SENATOR JOE MANCHIN OF WEST
SENATOR JOE MANCHIN OF WEST VIRGINIA INTRODUCED THE IDEA OF
VIRGINIA INTRODUCED THE IDEA OF CENSURE FOR DONALD TRUMP’S
CENSURE FOR DONALD TRUMP’S CONDUCT IN UKRAINE, ON THE HEELS
CONDUCT IN UKRAINE, ON THE HEELS OF A COUPLE, JUST A COUPLE OF
OF A COUPLE, JUST A COUPLE OF SENATE REPUBLICANS ACKNOWLEDGING
SENATE REPUBLICANS ACKNOWLEDGING AN SAYING OUT LOUD ON TELEVISION
AN SAYING OUT LOUD ON TELEVISION SHOWS THAT WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID
SHOWS THAT WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID IN UKRAINE WAS WRONG.
IN UKRAINE WAS WRONG. WE ARE JOINED BY "THE WASHINGTON
WE ARE JOINED BY "THE WASHINGTON POST" NATIONAL POLITICAL COURT
POST" NATIONAL POLITICAL COURT REPORTER ROBERT COSTO.
REPORTER ROBERT COSTO. WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
WHAT DO YOU KNOW? >> SENATOR MANCHIN IS GRABBING
>> SENATOR MANCHIN IS GRABBING WITH THIS DECISION AND ANNOUNCED
WITH THIS DECISION AND ANNOUNCED ON THE SENATE FLOOR HE IS
ON THE SENATE FLOOR HE IS UNDECIDED ON HOW TO VOTE ON THE
UNDECIDED ON HOW TO VOTE ON THE TWO SPECIFIC ARTICLES OF
TWO SPECIFIC ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AND PROPOSING THE
IMPEACHMENT AND PROPOSING THE CENSURE RESOLUTION TO SEE
CENSURE RESOLUTION TO SEE UNVEILED AFT THE ARTICLES OF
UNVEILED AFT THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT ARE VOTED ON.
IMPEACHMENT ARE VOTED ON. >> STEVE?
>> STEVE? >> WELL, IT IS A VERY
>> WELL, IT IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT.
SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT. WHAT IT WOULD BE IS A PERMANENT
WHAT IT WOULD BE IS A PERMANENT REBUKE OF THE INCUMBENT
REBUKE OF THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AN PUTS REPUBLICAN SENATORS FROM
AN PUTS REPUBLICAN SENATORS FROM MITT ROMNEY, COREY GARDNER,
MITT ROMNEY, COREY GARDNER, SUSAN COLLINS ON THE SPOT HERE.
SUSAN COLLINS ON THE SPOT HERE. BECAUSE NOW THEY’LL BE FORCED
BECAUSE NOW THEY’LL BE FORCED TO -- IT WAS EITHER A PERFECT
TO -- IT WAS EITHER A PERFECT PHONE CALL OR IN FACT THE
PHONE CALL OR IN FACT THE CONDUCT APPALLING.
CONDUCT APPALLING. AND BE ABLE TO REGISTER IT AS
AND BE ABLE TO REGISTER IT AS SO.
SO. FALLING SHORT OF THE REMOVAL
FALLING SHORT OF THE REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
FROM OFFICE. WHEN WE WERE SITTING HERE
WHEN WE WERE SITTING HERE LEARNING OF THIS BREAKING NEWS,
LEARNING OF THIS BREAKING NEWS, THE THOUGHT I HAD WAS A HOSPITAL
THE THOUGHT I HAD WAS A HOSPITAL DRAMA.
DRAMA. THE DOCTORS AROUND THE PATIENT.
THE DOCTORS AROUND THE PATIENT. THERE’S A PULSE!
THERE’S A PULSE! THERE’S A PULSE.
THERE’S A PULSE. RIGHT?
RIGHT? THERE’S THE SENATE COMING TO
THERE’S THE SENATE COMING TO LIFE HERE AND DOING WHAT IT
LIFE HERE AND DOING WHAT IT SHOULD DO BECAUSE, AGAIN, THERE
SHOULD DO BECAUSE, AGAIN, THERE WERE VERY SIGNIFICANT
WERE VERY SIGNIFICANT CONSEQUENCES FOR THE REST OF
CONSEQUENCES FOR THE REST OF THIS PRESIDENCY, FOR THE NEXT
THIS PRESIDENCY, FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND THE NEXT FIVE
PRESIDENT AND THE NEXT FIVE AFTER THAT.
AFTER THAT. SHOULD THE COEQUAL BRANCH OF
SHOULD THE COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, THE CONGRESS SAY,
GOVERNMENT, THE CONGRESS SAY, HEY, NO CONSEQUENCE HERE, TO

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