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Manchin May Leave Democratic Party, Tells Associates Of ‘Exit Plan’: Report

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Manchin May Leave Democratic Party, Tells Associates Of ‘Exit Plan’: Report

Senator Joe Manchin – the moderate Democrat from West Virginia whose insistence on a smaller social infrastructure bill has become a flashpoint within the Democratic party over more than $4.5 trillion in proposed legislation, is considering leaving the Democratic party and has an exit plan to do so, according to Mother Jones‘ David Corn (of Russiagate-peddling fame).

According to Corn, Manchin has told associates ‘in recent days’ that he might leave the Democratic party if President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats don’t slash their social spending plan from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion – and that if he left, he would 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

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). 

Meanwhile, progressive House Democrats refuse to sign off on the Senate-passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure package unless the $3.5 trillion plan is passed.

According to the report, Manchin told associates that he was ready to initiate his exit plan earlier this week – and floated the idea to Biden, but that he was encouraged by talks with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and top Democrats, who he’s met with recently. That said, he believes it’s likely that he will leave the party by November 2022.

All of that said, we’re not sure how much on an impact a Mansion defection would have over negotiations – since he’s essentially a Republican in the eyes of his party.

Tyler Durden Wed, 10/20/2021 – 13:36

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Source: http://freedombunker.com/2021/10/20/manchin-may-leave-democratic-party-tells-associates-of-exit-plan-report/


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      Of course the gransdstanding pussy can’t join the GOP—-of course, lotta good that would do—-another RINO, after all

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