The Daily Caller’s Check Your Fact ad review site has rated as “True” One Nation’s advocacy ad asserting that Sen. Joe Manchin opposed President Trump’s border wall proposal, in addition to embracing amnesty for those who break U.S. laws.
Manchin has gone to extreme lengths to counter the ad, attempting unsuccessfully to get West Virginia TV stations to engage in censorship by refusing to run it.
The facts are indisputable: Manchin has been on all sides of this issue. Not only has Manchin repeatedly stated his opposition to building a wall, he was an original co-sponsor of a bill President Trump said “doesn’t build the wall,” and the Department of Homeland Security said “prevents DHS from building a Border Wall where it is needed through the imposition of unnecessarily onerous environmental and reporting burdens.”
Given Manchin’s erratic statements and voting history on this issue, the point of One Nation’s ad is to urge his constituents to contact Sen. Manchin and urge him to reverse course and unequivocally support strong border security the next time a critical vote is cast in the U.S. Senate.
View the Check Your Fact rating HERE.