Joe Manchin comes out against DC statehood — critics explain why his view is 'deeply ironic'

Joe Manchin comes out against DC statehood — critics explain why his view is 'deeply ironic'
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) // CBS News

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was blasted on social media on Saturday over his stance on DC statehood.

"Sen. Joe Manchin III told reporters in his home state of West Virginia on Friday morning that he does not support the bill to make D.C. the nation's 51st state, according to audio provided by the Democrat's office and a report from WVNews. Manchin, a key swing vote in the closely divided Senate, said he believes a constitutional amendment, rather than legislation, would be required to admit D.C. as a state. His stance deals a major blow to statehood advocates who were hoping for his support after the bill passed the House last week," The Washington Post reported Friday.

Manchin believes that a Constitutional Amendment is required for DC statehood, a position that did not go over well online. Here's some of what people were saying:

In fact, one user posted a thread comparing Manchin to garbage cans:


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