The way that Joe Biden is ruling America will have a huge impact on his own party.
It could cause huge problems for Democrats in Trump states.
A top Democrat senator blasted Joe Biden with these three words.
In 2020, West Virginia’s Republican Sen. Shelly Moore Capito beat progressive Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin by 43 points.
This doesn’t bode well for the state’s Democrat Senator Joe Manchin.
Like Biden, Manchin was elected to the Senate as a moderate but has since broken his campaign promises and often votes with Bernie Sanders.
He promised to protect the Second Amendment while he was on the campaign trail but once in office, he helped Barack Obama pass a massive gun control bill in 2013.
In order to try and protect his seat, Manchin is talking a good game of being a moderate.
Manchin criticized Biden for being partisan, saying of the Democrat, “We started wrong.”
“And I think that Joe Biden’s advisers have led him wrong to start out in a strictly partisan direction,” Manchin continued. “We should have found something that we could have voted on bipartisan first and then gone down this lane when we hit a roadblock, and they didn’t do that, but that’s fine, we’re going to start this, I’m determined to make it bipartisan because if we go off the rails and there’s no bipartisan, you ain’t coming back for two years.”
Manchin noted that the Senate acted in a far more bipartisan manner under Donald Trump than the new Biden administration and that if the Democrats were willing to settle for a trillion dollar deal, they could get the deal in a day.
With the Senate being so close, Manchin will be a critical vote in getting Biden’s radical agenda through the Senate.
Manchin told Politico that he wanted to defend the Byrd rule, which restricts the kinds of provisions that can be rammed through the Senate on a slim majority with reconciliation.
“If they think they want to jam things down people’s throat? No,” Manchin said. “If we can’t get one or two or three Republicans to vote with things that we should be doing in a bipartisan [way] … I’m not going down that path and destroy this place. I’m not going to let the Byrd rule be decimated.”
If Manchin actually wants to be a moderate, he could actually stop Biden’s radical agenda from getting through the House even with reconciliation.
But Manchin’s problem with Biden’s radical agenda probably has less to do with the fact that he objects to it on principle and more that it’s political suicide for him to publicly agree with it.
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