Manchin may leave Democratic Party | Updated with Manchin Denial

Hot Air | by David Corn | October 20, 2021 | Scroll down for updated article

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.

Manchin has been in the center of a wild rush of negotiations with his fellow Democrats and the White House over a possible compromise regarding Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better package, and Manchin’s opposition to key provisions—including Medicare and Medicaid expansion, an expanded child tax credit, and measures to address climate change—has been an obstacle that the Democrats have yet to overcome. As these talks have proceeded, Manchin has discussed bolting from the Democratic Party—perhaps to place pressure on Biden and Democrats in these negotiations.

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.

Source: Report: Manchin may leave Democratic Party – HotAir

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“It’s Bullsh*t” – Manchin Dismisses Report Published by Far-Left ‘Reporter’ David Corn on Party Switch

Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila | October 20, 2021 @ 2:10pm

Far-left Mother Jones ‘reporter’ David Corn on Wednesday claimed Senator Joe Manchin was considering leaving the Democrat party.

Corn claimed the West Virginia senator was reportedly telling associates he’s considering leaving the Democrat party – and he has an exit 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.

Manchin hit back within hours of the Mother Jones article being published and called Corn’s claims “bullshit.”

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.

David Corn likely floated this story on Manchin to harass him and put pressure on him because he isn’t going along with Joe Biden’s radical Marxist $3.5 trillion spending bill.

Recall, David Corn was heavily involved with disseminating Hillary Clinton’s phony Russia dossier during the 2016 election and lied about it.

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