UPDATE: Because of Senate votes tonight, Manchin’s appearance on “The Daily Show” is now in question.
Just weeks after appearing (sort of) on Saturday Night Live, Sen. Joe Manchin will appear on “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central’s news satire show hosted by John Stewart. The show airs at 11 p.m. locally, on channel 64 for Suddenlink subscribers.
The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org hopes to use the opportunity as a way to peg Manchin on his views about gay marriage. The group sent emails to supporters and put out a call on Twitter to get Stewart to ask Manchin, point-blank, about his views.
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) April 25, 2013
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Manchin is one of only three Senate Democrats who have not publicly supported marriage equality. Sen. Jay Rockefeller announced last month he supports the legalization of gay marriage, while an Associated Press report makes it seem Manchin is playing for the other team.