UPDATE: Joe Manchin has since come out and denied this report. Click here to read the full story
According to David Corn at Mother Jones, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is considering leaving the Democrat party and becoming an Independent in the near future. Manchin has been a thorn in the side of Democrats, who want him to just fall in line with their radical agenda.
“In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this. Manchin has said that if this were to happen, he would declare himself an “American Independent.” And he has devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure”
“He told associates that he has a two-step plan for exiting the party,” Corn continues in his report.
“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,” he added.
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— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 20, 2021
Seeing that Corn is a radical leftist himself, his followers are as well…and here are some of the best reactions from his comment section:
well, there goes the majority. I hope all the haters in @TheDemocrats are proud of themselves for making the perfect be the enemy of the good.
— Susan Goewey (@sgoewey) October 20, 2021
I would say, "there goes our majority", but it never really felt like we had one in the first place.
— Natalie ✨ (@heyitsmenatalee) October 20, 2021
Makes a huge difference for senate leadership and judges. This is beyond awful
— Texgirl (@Well_RN) October 20, 2021
He is holding us all hostage until we pay his ransom.
— BfloGalMichele (@MommaRicch) October 20, 2021
Well, he's got the big houseboat to entertain more donors–so he'll fit in great in the @GOP
— J. Lang Wood (@JLangWood) October 20, 2021
This is still a developing story. Check back for more…