Cornyn: I Texted Manchin That He Should Switch Parties

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports:

After Sen. Joe Machin effectively killed President Joe Biden’s signature legislation, the Build Back Better Act, Republicans are looking at Manchin’s decision as an opportunity to recruit him to the party.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Nexstar that he sent a text message to the West Virginia Democrat on Tuesday morning saying, “Joe, if they don’t want you we do.”

Cornyn said he has not heard back from Manchin yet, but said it would be “the greatest Christmas gift I can think of.” Cornyn added, “So yeah, we’d love to have him. That would change the majority.”

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