‘His behavior cannot go unchecked’: Joe Manchin calls for Trump censure over removal from office

Sen. Joe Manchin called on the Senate to censure President Trump over his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The West Virginia Democrat delivered remarks on the Senate floor on Monday during the closing arguments of Trump’s impeachment trial. Manchin, a centrist Democrat and occasional ally of the president, said he was still uncertain as to whether he would vote to remove Trump from office.

“I must be realistic. I see no path to the 67 votes required to impeach President Trump and haven’t since this trial started,” Manchin said. “However, I do believe a bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump for
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