(Patriot Insider) – A brand new bombshell report from the folks over at Infowars says that there’s a strong possibility that Sen. Joe Manchin, who is a Democrat from West Virginia, who has insisted on a smaller social infrastructure bill and has become something of a flashpoint inside the Democratic Party, is now considering leaving the party and even has an exit strategy to do so.
According to David Corn from Mother Jones, Manchin has confided in his associates over the course of recent days that he might be ditching the Democratic Party if Joe Biden and other congressional Democrats don’t do some major cutting to their social spending plan, whittling it down from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion. He allegedly stated if he does leave, he’ll declare himself an “American Independent.”
“He told associates that he has a two-step plan for exiting the party. First, he would send a letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, removing himself from the Democratic leadership of the Senate. (He is vice chairman of the Senate Democrats’ policy and communications committee.) Manchin hopes that would send a signal. He would then wait and see if that move had any impact on the negotiations. After about a week, he said he would change his voter registration from Democrat to independent. -Mother Jones,” the Infowars report says.
“Manchin – as well as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) – are two crucial Senate votes needed by Democrats to pass any legislation via reconciliation (a simple majority), due to Democrats’ vanishingly slim margin in the chamber. Both moderate Democrats have to sign off on partisan legislation to achieve the required 51 votes (with VP Harris as tie-breaker),” the report continues.
Progressive House Democrats are refusing to sign off on the Senate-passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure passage unless the much larger $3.5 trillion plan is passed.
Manchin is alleged to have told his associates that he was fully prepared to initiate his exit plan earlier this week, even going so far as to share the idea with Biden, but stated he was encouraged by the conversations with Sen. Bernie Sanders and other top Democrats.
However, it is believed he will likely leave the party by November 2022.
“Manchin has repeatedly said that he has a significant philosophical difference with most of his fellow Democrats. He has told reporters that he believes major programs in the Build Back Better bill would move the United States toward an “entitlement mentality” and that he cannot accept that. In a recent meeting with Biden, Manchin told the president that he sees government as a partner with the public, not the ultimate provider, according to people who heard the senator’s account of the conversation. He explained to the president that in his view Biden didn’t win the presidency last year by championing progressive proposals, and he pressed the president to recall his campaign promise to bring people together. He also reminded Biden that he has vowed not to support any package unless it contains the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, except in cases of incest or when the life of the mother is at risk. -Mother Jones,” the report quoted.
How much of an impact will Manchin’s departure have over negotiations on these bills? It’s hard to say. The only thing we know is that it would make sense for Manchin to call it quits with the Democrats, since he seems to be sliding, very slowly, to the right on a number of issues.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see if he really does go through with his defection.
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