Leftists call for Joe Manchin’s removal over abortion vote

Earlier this week, Democrats responded to reports that the Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe v. Wade with a bill that would enshrine abortion in federal law.

However, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin broke with other members of his party and joined with Republicans to defeat the legislation. That has some members of the left calling for his removal. 

Alec Baldwin says Manchin needs to go

According to Breitbart, they include outspoken Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, who voiced his thoughts in a tweet on Thursday.

Baldwin, who has since locked down his Twitter account, called Manchin “more dangerous than the unhinged Republican” before adding that the West Virginia lawmaker needs to go.

Baldwin was not alone in lashing out at Manchin, as Breitbart noted that cast members of ABC’s “The View” voiced their displeasure as well.

Whoopi Goldberg alleged that the senator “doesn’t give a hoot” about women. She added, “Everybody just needs to go vote these fools out of there.”

Meanwhile, actress Nancy Lee Grahn also took issue with Manchin’s decision to oppose “The Women’s Health Protection Act” (WHPA).

“How does the WHPA go too far?” she demanded in a tweet, adding, “Make him explain what that means. He’s full of s–t.”

Manchin says the bill “expands abortion”

Author and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton complained in a tweet of this own that Manchin isn’t the only issue .

“The problem isn’t just Joe Manchin’s cruelty and disregard of the lives and fates of Americans or that he’s bought and sold several times over,” Sexton wrote. “It’s also that there’s room within the Democratic Party for Manchin and the many others like him.”

For his part, Manchin was quoted by Fox News as saying that the bill would not only codify the provisions of Roe but also “expands abortion” by wiping 500 state laws off the books.”

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