Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told NBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday that the National Rifle Association is lying about his legislation to expand mandatory background checks to gun shows and Internet sales.
“Now when they are so disingenuous and tell members that our legislation that they would criminalize the firearms by honest citizens — this bill does not even touch [them],” said Manchin, who has an “A” rating from the NRA.
Host Joe Scarborough interjected: “That’s a lie.”
Manchin responded: “It is a lie.”
“If you lose credibility — if you don’t have credibility, you have nothing,” the senator said. “I would hope they correct that [or] they’ve lost everything in Washington.”