Democrats are fighting to eliminate a long-standing rule that protects our Senate from one-party rule.
The left is eager to get rid of the filibuster, so they can ram their agenda through Congress. Republicans won’t have enough votes to stop them. And it seems Democrats aren’t too eager to find out what Americans really want.
Joe Biden went on the record last night saying he wants the filibuster gone, despite his own time in the Senate.
Now, it looks like he might be committing naked political corruption to make it happen. Because the one man standing in his way just got a nice big gift.
From Washington Examiner:
Biden announced Friday that he is nominating Gayle Conelly Manchin to become the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership aimed at creating economic growth within the region and lead it to parity with the rest of the country.
If Manchin’s last name sounds familiar, that’s because she is married to Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a pivotal vote for Biden in Congress’s evenly divided Senate. And Gayle Manchin requires Senate approval for the post.
Joe Biden wants Joe Manchin’s wife to hold a powerful position on the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Not only is that a conflict of interest (since Manchin will be voting on his own wife’s job), but it suggests that Biden is trying to manipulate Manchin to get what he wants.
Manchin is only one of two Democratic senators who still support the filibuster. Previously, it seemed Biden tried to intimidate Manchin, by sending Harris to WV to push their agenda.
That did not go over well with Manchin, who slammed the administration for pulling that stunt.
What is he going to say about Biden nominating his wife for this post? Is Manchin so easily bought?
The senator has been very outspoken, previously, in protecting the filibuster. But more recently, he has seemed to change his tune, saying the filibuster should be “hard” to use.
What will he say in a few weeks, if his wife gets this cozy position? Perhaps he’ll just drop the filibuster altogether, now in the pocket of Joe Biden.
Now, we can’t say that is what the Biden administration is trying to do. But read between the lines. The Democrats have been trying to win over Manchin to kill the filibuster.
Suddenly, his wife is nominated for this job?
There is no such thing as coincidences in politics. It is very possible that Biden is trying to win over Manchin.
And if he suddenly reverses his stance on the filibuster, this is why.
- Biden nominated Joe Manchin’s wife to a powerful commission.
- Manchin is only one of two Democrats opposing the filibuster.
- It is possible Biden is trying to manipulate Manchin into dropping his stance.
Source: Washington Examiner