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Joe Manchin wanted to use drug settlement money for 'governor's helicopter': report

Joe Manchin wanted to use drug settlement money for 'governor's helicopter': report

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tried to secure a personal “Governor’s Helicopter” during his time as the state’s governor, using funding from a prescription drug settlement that was intended to combat illegal drug use.

The “out of the box” attitude led to Manchin requesting $3 million for the helicopter, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

“First off it cannot be the Governor's Helicopter,” a note reportedly reads.

“If it is used predominantly by State Police for law enforcement activities, it is probably justifiable,” he said.

I don't know what percentage of use the Governor could make of such a thing, but at very least I'm sure that [West Virginia State Police] WVSP would need to us [sic] it the majority of time in order to fly.’

Source: www.foxnews.com
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