It’s not often that I say this but good for Joe Manchin:
One Democratic senator called on Trump to withdraw the nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position requiring Senate confirmation. Another quickly introduced legislation to undo the law that Marino championed and that passed Congress with little opposition.
In a statement, Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) said he was “horrified” to read details of an investigation by The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” that detailed how a targeted lobbying effort helped weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise. He called on Trump to withdraw Marino’s nomination.
I assume the nomination will go through anyway.
And as opioids 100 people a day, Trump will do nothing. Eventually, there will be some symbolic bullshit that he’ll do that, that will make Fareed and Van Jones declare that he’s become presidential, but that’s about it.