The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Liberty News Now
Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) was compelled to apologize at a town hall meeting in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on Wednesday, after he called a female attendee “honey.”
Manchin was talking about Planned Parenthood and the Hyde Amendment, as both relate to the distribution of federal funds allotted to health care services rather than abortion services. After Manchin defined the Hyde Amendment, he was interrupted by a female attendee.
“It doesn’t, it doesn’t. It pays for their health care,” the woman yelled, referring to the money going to Planned Parenthood.
“I know, honey. I know. I understand,” Manchin replied.
While it is unclear what the attendees said following that response, unsettled murmuring could be heard among the crowd. This prompted Manchin to retract his comment. He tried to apologize, but was, once againpost was originally published on this site