Dem Senator Manchin: ‘Beto O’Rourke is not taking my guns away from me’

Joe Manchin is an old school Democrat. He doesn’t beat to the same drum as his fellow progressives. It’s also why his constituents love him in West Virginia.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told reporters Wednesday that presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is “not taking my guns away from me.”

Manchin told a Wall Street Journal reporter that the former Texas representative did not speak for all Democrats when vowing to complete mandatory buybacks for certain high-powered rifles.

“Beto’s one human being,” Manchin said, according to a Journal reporter. “He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats. I can tell you one thing: Beto O’Rourke’s not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?”  

Manchin’s comments come after O’Rourke said that he was going to take Americans AR-15’s and other weapons away at the Democrat debate last week.

You can read more from our friends at The Hill.

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