Over the weekend Democrat Senator Joe Manchin finally answered how he plans to vote for Democrat’s election overhaul bill, titled the For The People Act and the answer has infuriated his liberal colleagues. Senator Manchin says he plans to oppose the legislation, causing Democrats in the evenly split Senate to panic over its future.
The Hill reports:
“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening blinds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For The People Act,” Manchin wrote.
“The truth, I would argue, is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen,” he added.
Manchin also said he “will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster,” which a number of leading Democrats have suggested in order to pass election reform.
He said he will “seek bipartisan compromise no matter how difficult and to develop the political bonds that end divisions and help unite the country we love.”
In March, the For The People Act narrowly passed in the House. The bill has been widely regarded by Republicans as an outright power grab by the left in attempts to federalize elections.
Manchin’s choice to oppose the bill has enraged House and Senate Democrats, New York Rep. Jamaal Brown told CNN, “Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell.”
Wow , one Democrat is not insane
More than “not insane”, Joe Manchin seems to respect and honor his pledge to the Constitution and to our USA. Thank you and May God Bless You.
Yeah, makes you wonder if he considers the “ new Mitch McConnell”jab a complement.
If the Democrat Party of today despises you. You can be pretty confident you are going in a rational and wholesome direction.
He might love America enough to avoid causing a civil war.
You go Joe!!
A Joe with some sense 👏.
Thank god for a clear minded Senator!
The democrats are getting a taste of RINO fever that the non RINOS experience in the Republican Party. Glad to see someone with a sense of what’s good for the country and break away from the wolf pack that is hunting down Americans freedoms.
Until he actually votes against it, then I will thank him, talk is cheap.
That’s more less what I just posted.
But I agree with you wholeheartedly.
I have been saying there is not one Democrat with any real integrity. We’ll I guess I’m wrong on at least one Democrat. Joe Mancion needs a statue raised in his honor.
Lets hope Joe Manchin stays reasonable and uses common sense, because his counterparts have lost theirs.
I have been down on Manchin but I must praise him for his decisions on HR1 and the filibuster. The crap ad about HR1 being “For the People” and to eliminate big money from politics was a pure lie. If democrats can’t lie, they would have nothing to say.
Yeah for Manchin
Thank You 😊 Senator Manchin for protecting our republic. It is my hope that other Democrat Senators will find the courage to uphold their constitutional oath and join you.
Manchin most likely the only one in the party that has a clean closet .Doesn’t have to worry about his dirty laundry being exposed guess !
Stand your ground during the vote Joe. Don’t do a thumbs down like McCain. God will bless you for a NO vote.
I’ll believe it when I see him vote with the Republicans. He won’t get out unscathed, as they will squeeze him and threaten him. Let’s see how he holds up? The great people of the RED state of West Virginia should be calling his offices, in state and in Washington every single day!
Prayer dose work!
Dear Lord, Please touch all demonrats with the Holy Spirit so they can see the light. Amen
LISTEN UP…JOE MANCHIN. STICK to Your GUNS. KEEP DOING What is RIGHT. WE Need YOU to Become a REPUBLICAN. The DEMOCRATS are DESTROYING AMERICA/AMERICANS. THANYOU. YOU are a SWEETHEART. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄
I applaud his decision to put country first and to extend the Olive Branch to further protect the democracy this country has held dear for almost 245 years. A man of extreme course and wisdom to take a stand against tyranny.
Thank You Joe Manchin
The Dems are like the mice plague in Australia. Too many mice & they’re running out of food. Now they are cannibalizing their own species.
Still need the RINOs to fall in line to keep this disaster from becoming law.
A Democrat who is a decent man with a brain and a conscience! WOW. Most of the rest are radicalized DemonCrats, following the lead of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin with the media serving willingly as Pravda and Izvestia apparatchiki.
Senator Joe is not the only one, that indy from Maine might join him and just maybe Sinema could be convinced…
Does anybody know when the actual vote is – chances are if Schumer does not have the votes, he may not even bring it to the floor…
Once upon a time a long time ago there was a Democrat party that had a connection with the people it represented. They had platforms that they were not ashamed of and would even actually debate issues within the party and outside the party. They identified with the Left mostly but not nearly as extreme as today. The Communist Party had its own ticket and its own candidates not like today where the Democrat Party has become so Marxist that the Communist Party has nothing as extreme of its own to contend with it. The Democrat party has become the Communist Party in ideology and action.
During the 1980’s the entire world moved away dramatically from Communism.
This was especially evident in the post WW2 Soviet bloc States of Eastern Europe.The Soviet Union under went at least a temporary time of reform and there was a dilution if not dissolution of the ridgid Nationalist control over the individual Soviet States. Today there has been a political stenosis with leaders like Putin solidifying his power to prevent any challenges to his reign.
China has successfully by murder and re-education purged all but a few pockets of dissent, and with the favored trade status and slave labor wages taken over much of the manufacturing capacity of the Western world, especially the United States. It is currently using a large part of its wealth to develop a modern military machine to challenge the West and is colonizing with trade a other agreements Sino satellite communities throughout the third world. It has replaced murder with technology as its chief political weapons, and has the capacity to punish individuals for departing from the party line by limiting their privileges and access to the most basic needs and desirous commodities within the society.
Today in the USA, as the baby boomers transition into both retirement and old age dependency. The generations of their offspring have abandoned those values that were the binding forces and foundations of our Republic. Number ONE that have abandoned their faith in the God of the Bible. They have embraced technology in its place along with an individual polytheistic postmodern worldview. They have no use for the traditional commitment of marriage, and sexuality that was once reserved for the procreation of children within a nuclear family has become a minority culture within the nation.
Most recently our traditions our history and our culture have all been declared racist, and every societal norm up to and including ones birth gender is being challenged and tormented.
Those we have elected, reflect the embracement of the atheistic despotic Marxist ideology that has murdered countless millions and purged every individual freedom from the nations who have embraced it. And second, a party that either cowers in fear or acqueses to our own demise with a muffled mediocrity of resistance and a fervor of anti-nationalism.
The kind of nationalism that provides the best hope of correction, or at least stalling our own demise as a nation with a return to a reasonable and freedom loving government and not one who seeks to consolidate its power in despotism and marginalize the voices of at least half or our population that still stands in the way of the rule of tyrants.
But thin they got a woman leading it.
seems like Manchin is not a democrat, nor a republican, liberal, socialist….he should change to NPA (no political affiliation) and make his party TA (True American)…..
WE THE PEOPLE