Liberals seem quite eager to get rid of Joe Manchin after his recent opposition to many components of the progressive agenda.
Manchin’s deviance started with voting against the ‘build back better’ bill which was to cost several trillion dollars. Manchin called it fiscally irresponsible. Since then he has been the single democrat that has stood in the way of several other irresponsible bills from passing.
“This man has been a thorn in the side of not only the White House, but the American people as well,” said Nina Turner, a former employee of the Bernie Sanders campaign.
“West Virginia is one of the poorest states in the nation, yet he stands in the way of legislation that would help working people. He should be primaried for that alone.” She said ignoring the fact that West Virginia is a deep red state in which every single county voted for Donald Trump in 2020.
Joe Manchin is aware of his constituency, rather than play party politics he considers how his voters feel as the system intends. Members of congress are not supposed to just turn their brains off and vote for whatever their party leaders vote for.
Representatives and Senators are supposed to consider the feelings of the individuals in their State and District and vote accordingly. Otherwise, these people in congress are not representatives, they’re a hive mind.