Report About Sen Joe Manchin Shakes DC & Could Change The Balance Of Power
It has been reported that Manchin has told associates that if Biden doesn’t agree with his demands to cut the size of the infrastructure deal he’ll leave the party and become an independent.
Manchin is tired of the attacks he received from members of his party and has devised a detailed plan to leave.
First, the West Virginia Senator would send a letter to Senate Majority Leader chuck Schumer removing himself from his leadership position. Currently, Manchin serves as the vice chairman of the Senate Democrats’ policy and communications committee.
Next, he would wait to see how Democrats reacted to see if they still want him in the party. Around a week later, he plans on changing his voter registration from Democrat to Independent.
If the negotiations don’t go his way and the senator leaves the Democrats it would shake the balance of power in the Senate. Without Manchin’s vote the Senate would not be able to pass the bill, currently the Senate is 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie breaker. If the Democrats lost Manchin it would make passing the package almost impossible and impede any bill Biden wants to pass in the future.
Reports have circulated that Manchin already mentioned it to Biden after being attacked by Senator Bernie Sanders and others on the far left. However, after meetings with Sanders and Biden Manchin has backed off for now. However has told friends after the mid-terms he will leave the party (boy is that convenient); Manchin’s term is up in 2025.
Friends have said Manchin feels “out of sync” with Democrats and is annoyed with their “entitlement mentality.” Manchin told Biden that he won’t support a package unless it contains the Hyde Amendment which bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortions.
The report about Manchin showed up on the liberal news site Mother Jones and was confirmed by other outlets.
Manchin has put out a statement denying the “scoop” by Mother Jones claiming “it’s “bulls**t.” However, members of the media and those that commented on the statement believe the Senator’s reaction confirms the story.
Sen. Joe Manchin immediately shut down a story in Mother Jones that says he’s talking to “associates” about switching parties.
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) October 20, 2021
Manchin denying the story so quickly shows that his team, obviously, was the source of the story
Always say you will walk away from the table
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 20, 2021
Senator Manchin has already battle some of the far left in the House and it appears he’s tired of their nonsense. Below is a video of when he put AOC in her place.