Democratic senator on reelection: 'I don't give a s--t'

Over the weekend Democratic Senator Joe Manchin used some blunt words over the weekend to address critics who want him to fully commit to Democratic policy points.

The West Virginia lawmaker told the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Sunday, "I just don't give a s--t."

"Don't care if I get elected, don't care if I get defeated, how about that," Manchin said. "If they think because I'm up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for s--t that I don't like and can't explain, they're all crazy."

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President Trump easily won West Virginia in 2016.

GOP Senatorial candidate Patrick Morrisey called for Manchin to resign from public leadership after he refused to sign a letter establishing Democrats' three main points on tax reform.

Manchin was one of three Senate Democrats who didn't sign the letter. He said he agreed with everything in the platform, but he wanted party leaders to try and bring Republicans on board with the plan.

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Manchin said that he won't be swayed into signing onto things he says don't help West Virginia.

"Don't care if I get elected, don't care if I get defeated, how about that. If they think because I'm up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for s--t that I don't like and can't explain, they're all crazy," he told the paper.