On Wednesday, left-wing Mother Jones reporter David Corn reported that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin was considering leaving the Democratic party, claiming that Manchin was telling associates about his alleged plan.
“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.” David Corn wrote.
Hours after the report was released, Manchin fired back, claiming the reporting was “bullsh*t.”
The Hill reported:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday dismissed a report that he is actively thinking about dropping out of the Democratic Party as “bullshit” and “rumors.”
“It’s bullshit,” Manchin, a centrist, said bluntly after he was asked about a report published in Mother Jones that he has told “associates” he is actively thinking about leaving the Democratic Party.
“I have no control of rumors, guys. No control of rumors,” Manchin insisted after walking out of a lunch meeting with fellow Democratic committee chairmen just off the Senate floor.
Manchin has been a target within the Democratic party considering he refuses to submit to the left-wing radicals in his party who are pushing for him to sign their absurd $3.5 trillion spending bill.
“While I am hopeful that common ground can be found that would result in another historic investment in our nation, I cannot – and will not – support trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces,” Manchin asserted back in September. “There is a better way and I believe we can find it if we are willing to continue to negotiate in good faith.”
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