Sen. (D-W.Va.) expressed some regret Wednesday over his vote to confirm , ’s embattled head of the U.S. Department of Labor.
The conservative-leaning Democrat was asked in a interview about the controversy surrounding Acosta, who as a federal prosecutor had once cut a sweetheart plea deal with accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
“Knowing what we know today, if it all proves to be accurate … then I would not have supported him, and I’m not even sure Alex would have made it through the vetting process,” Manchin said. “That didn’t come out till after he had already been confirmed.”
“If it proves accurate, I’d have made a mistake and I would not have voted for Alex,” Manchin added.