Sen. Manchin sealed gun deal at Joe Scarborough’s rooftop birthday party

Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe and David A. Fahrenthold share an interesting detail about the background checks compromise reached by Sen. Joe Manchin D-W.V. yesterday.

For Manchin, that agreement was the payoff from months of relationship-building with Republicans, including nights of pizza and beer on a senator-stuffed boat called the Black Tie. The final deal was worked out over the past week, and concluded late Tuesday with a huddle at a rooftop birthday party for TV host Joe Scarborough.

There, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to support the proposal — but to skip the news conference so his enemies would not become the bill’s enemies.


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