Pat Thurston’s Provocative Take on Senator Joe Manchin


In this Aug. 5, 2021 photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., prepares to chair a hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as lawmakers work to advance the $1 trillion bipartisan bill, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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On the very first KGO in 8:10 podcast, Pat Thurston shares a provocative take on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin:

“The most telling headlines are the ones that read ‘Joe Manchin is Yet Again the Most Important Man in DC’ and ‘The Man Who Controls the Senate’. Joe Manchin is only one man and he’s emblematic of how broken the Senate is in today’s incarnation of it. A Senate with an out of control filibuster power and a man whose ego and reliance of the fossil fuel industry, global warming be damned, are sacrosanct.”

Listen to Pat Thurston’s take below.

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