McConnell continues pitching Manchin on switching parties, says WV senator ‘feels like a man alone’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters at the Capitol on Oct. 19, 2021.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has continued pitching Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on switching parties, remarking that the West Virginia Democrat “feels like a man alone” in his party.

McConnell made his latest pitch to Manchin while speaking to conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt, who asked the top Senate Republican if he had talked to the Democratic senator on if he would take the next exit into the GOP.

“Well, you know, as I’ve said the last couple of days, I’ve had this conversation with him off and on for a couple of years,” McConnell said, elaborating that he and Manchin “come from states that have a lot in common, that have become increasingly red over the last decade or so.”

“And I think what Manchin is discovering is that there just aren’t any Democrats left in the Senate that are pro-life and terribly concerned about debt and deficit and inflation,” McConnell continued. “So he feels like a man alone.”