Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday said his state would gladly host the military’s controversial Operation Jade Helm 15 training mission.
“Please come to West Virginia,” Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We’ll welcome you with open arms,” he said. “We’re not afraid of you.”
“We embrace you, we want you to be part of us,” Manchin added of soldiers involved in the exercises.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) ordered the commander of the Texas Military Forces last week to monitor the mission over citizen concerns about its purpose and goals.