Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Tuesday said he reached out to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to encourage him to join the Republican Party in an interview with KXAN — an Austin-based TV station.
“I don’t know what he will decide to do. But I do know West Virginia has gotten increasingly red,” Cornyn said. “…And I think his vote on Build Back Better is reflective of what he’s hearing from his constituents in West Virginia. So yeah, we’d love to have him. That would change the majority.”