Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Monday that he spoke with Donald Trump and that he “look[s] forward to continuing the conversation with President-elect Trump.”
Manchin is one of the key Democratic swing votes Trump will need in the U.S. Senate to push his agenda forward.
“Last week, President-elect Trump and I had a wide-ranging and constructive conversation about the future of our country and how we can work together to help the state of West Virginia,” Manchin said in a statement. ” I was humbled and honored to share my views with the President-elect and assured him that I am willing to work in a bipartisan manner to find commonsense solutions to the serious challenges we face.”
In addition to being a key swing state senator, Manchin also faces re-election in 2018 in a state that Trump won handedly.
“I have always believed that public officials must put their state and country first and set aside partisan politics to do what’s right for the people they serve. It is why I truly look forward to continuing the conversation with President-elect Trump later this week on how we can work together to make that happen,” Manchin said.