Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is in Texas for a fundraiser with rich Republican donors from the fossil gas trade.

The Texas Tribune reported:

The host committee contains titans of the Texas oil and gasoline trade — a lot of whom donate nearly completely to Republicans. However there’s a distinguished Democrat included among the many hosts: former Houston Mayor Invoice White. White was the 2010 Democratic nominee for governor.

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The Fundraiser Is All About Manchin Conducting Oversight On Fossil Fuels

Some will attempt to join this fundraiser to the struggle over voting rights, however in actuality, the Republicans are donating to Manchin as a result of he controls Senate oversight of the oil and pure gasoline industries.

It doesn’t matter what the aim, the fundraiser is just not a superb search for Joe Manchin. Democrats within the state legislature left the state to dam a voter suppression invoice from passing, whereas Joe Manchin goes there to gather buckets of Republican money.

The fundraiser has nothing to do with voting rights, however it exhibits why Manchin may very well be a barrier on one other vital problem going through the Senate. Given his journey to Texas, will probably be no shock if Manchin opposes local weather change rules.