[See NewsBusters for more.] Late in her Friday show on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell claimed it was ironic that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has not gotten onboard with his party's climate initiatives, considering the state needs them more most other states and it is a national security crisis. In an interview with Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, she also claimed the Senate to be unfair and hoped for various "carve outs" that could help Democrats pass their agenda.
The first bit of climate alarmism came after a segment where correspondent Cal Perry noted that, not surprisingly, Manchin's stance is more popular in West Virginia than it is on Andrea Mitchell Reports. But, Mitchell didn't care, arguing that the state's entire economy needs to be up-ended, "the irony of it is, of course, that West Virginia is a state that needs remediation on climate and on many effects of fossil fuels, more than any other states in the nation."