On Monday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) raged at President Donald Trump on Twitter for his ongoing attacks against Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Please, Mr. President – have you no decency and respect? Dr. Fauci has served the American people for 6 administrat… https://t.co/WnUi3v6rh9— Senator Joe Manchin (@Senator Joe Manchin)1603141221.0
Continuing to name call and ridicule a professional like Dr. Fauci politicizes the lifesaving science and will only… https://t.co/RoR0aLorTI— Senator Joe Manchin (@Senator Joe Manchin)1603141221.0
One of the more conservative members of the Democratic caucus, Manchin represents a state that voted for Trump by over 40 points in 2016.
Manchin's comments come after Trump blasted Fauci as a "disaster" on a call, and said he is only keeping him around because of the public backlash he would receive if he fired him. Trump also mocked Biden on the basis that he would "listen to the scientists" on the coronavirus pandemic.