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Report: Joe Manchin Considering Leaving The Democratic Party

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Senator Joe Manchin (D – WV) is considering leaving the Democratic Party and would pull the trigger if President Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats don’t agree to cut Biden’s infrastructure spending bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to MotherJones.com.

Manchin’s plan, according to Mother Jones’ sources, is to become an “American Independent” if the spending bill changes aren’t met.

The two-step plan would include sending a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer in which Manchin would remove himself from his ranking Democratic position in the Senate. If that doesn’t get results, Manchin would then change his voter registration from Democrat to independent.

Manchin told reporters Wednesday that the Mother Jones report was “bullshit,” and added “I am where I am,” when asked if he’s staying in the Democratic Party caucus.

Politico reporter Burgess Everett tweeted Wednesday that he’s had previous conversations with Manchin about this idea to leave the Democratic Party. “He’s never, in my experience, ever truly opened the door to switching parties or caucuses,” Everett wrote.

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    • This is the most logical case against him making the switch. Everyone in a position of power loves to seize any leverage they can. I’d like to think he’s taking a principled stand, but I trust most in the DC swamp about as far as I can throw them.

      • Oh, I’d love it if he (or Sinema) would for the simple fact there’d be less 50-50 ties with Harris casting the tiebreaker. But this is always his deal – he gets to put on a show for the rubes back home that he’s not like all those other democrats so they continue to vote for him because of name recognition, but when it comes down to it, he’s just waiting for the payoff. I don’t think he has a principled bone in his body.

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