CNN host Don Lemon on Wednesday appeared to contradict his earlier declare that a person’s political get together was irrelevant when deciding who to vote for as he vilified Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for “acting as Republicans.”

Lemon clashed with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo throughout the handoff between their respective reveals as he claimed Sinema and Manchin have been “making problems” for Democrats they usually have been really Republicans working inside the Democratic get together, one thing Cuomo denied.

“Look what is happening in Washington. You have the Democrats that are making their own problems. We’re going out of our way to do it in this society right now,” Cuomo mentioned initially of the dialogue on Sinema and Manchin, referring to the divide between progressive and average Democrats over President Joe Biden’s $3.5-trillion spending invoice.

“But you have two Republicans in the Democratic Party who are making problems for the Democrats, and that’s Manchin and Sinema,” Lemon mentioned, to which Cuomo retorted that that was Lemon’s opinion.

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“I mean they are Republicans. Come on!” Lemon mentioned. 

“No, that’s your opinion. They’re both Democrats,” Cuomo mentioned.

“That’s not an opinion, just look at the way they vote,” Lemon mentioned.

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While Manchin and Sinema have been thorns in liberals’ aspect on eliminating the filibuster and different progressive preferences, they’ve voted with Biden 100% of the time within the U.S. Senate, in line with a FiveThirtyEight tracker.

“They are both Democrats. There’s a ‘D’ after their name. That’s the fact,” Cuomo mentioned. 

The two continued to disagree, with Lemon saying that he nonetheless noticed them as Republicans as a result of, in his view, they have been “acting as Republicans.” 

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Lemon’s insistence on negatively labeling Sinema and Manchin as Republicans ran in distinction to his earlier declare that he was an impartial who did not have a look at a person’s political get together when deciding who he ought to vote for.

“I just don’t believe in voting because someone is a Republican or someone is a Democrat. I vote on what they have done, what they will do, what their records are, and what they stand for,” Lemon instructed Cuomo throughout the Monday handoff between their respective reveals.

Lemon additionally contradicted himself in that dialogue by instantly praising Democrats as the one get together “working on reality” after claiming to not favor one get together over the opposite.

Sinema and Manchin have been the main focus of an intense media blitz, with each receiving sharp criticism for his or her opposition to elements of the massive social coverage invoice being pushed by the Biden administration. Both have expressed concern over the price of the invoice, in addition to potential tax will increase related to it and mounting nationwide debt.