Sen. Joe Manchin has been trending on social media Thursday after he penned an op-ed explaining that he couldn’t support an additional $3.5 trillion of spending without some “clarity” over Congress refusing to acknowledge the serious effects of inflation and debt.
MANCHIN op-ed: “I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs.” https://t.co/1RAXOmCdBt
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 2, 2021
Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali has had it with Manchin and his colleague Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and wants Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer to call them out by name and punish them — “play hardball until they cry uncle.”
Democrats should punish Manchin and Sinema if they aren't going to do anything whatsoever to help Americans, democracy, and Biden's agenda. 2022 is it. Strip them of committees and play hardball until they cry uncle. Biden and Schumer should call them out by name. https://t.co/8VjulFGTUg
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) September 2, 2021
— Kevin Tierney (@CatholicSmark) September 2, 2021
100% Agree. Please listen to this man. https://t.co/qzBsKO2wON
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 2, 2021
Yes Democrats, please do this.
Republicans would love to have majorities on the evenly split committees Manchin and Sinema currently sit on. https://t.co/JccByAoojQ
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) September 2, 2021
I recommend bruising primary battles. https://t.co/Gjv8Gu8e6Z
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) September 2, 2021
— Rust Cohle's Burner 🇧🇧 (@WoLf_PaK_MeMbA) September 2, 2021
— TheRightWingM 🇺🇸 (@TheRightWingM) September 2, 2021
Yes, yes, yes!!!
Expel Manchin & Sinema and let their state's governor's name a replacement! https://t.co/nDk2dYqFz7
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 2, 2021
It's cute how you think Manchin and Sinema need Democratic leadership more than Democratic leadership need Manchin and Sinema.
Delusional. But cute. https://t.co/Pi6V4NG2dc
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) September 2, 2021
But this would just hand the Republicans control of the Senate? Did Mitch McConnell write this tweet? https://t.co/3vAEyicxMl
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) September 2, 2021
Please. Do this immediately. Be loud about it. https://t.co/mQEuiw8nKM
— 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘑. 𝘋𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 (@StevenJDuffield) September 2, 2021
If Democrats try this tactic, Joe Manchin will simply switch parties and the Dems will lose control of the Senate entirely. As a Republican, this would make me happy. https://t.co/LeTqPxMFqu
— Kurt Akemann (@Dark_Falcon7) September 2, 2021
Please punish him. I'd love to see the results of that. https://t.co/9cbQQsJDSG
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) September 2, 2021
Ah yes, the old "convince Joe Manchin to finally become a Republican" gambit.
That should really help Democrats. https://t.co/mtpGKtF1sS
— InTheRightColumn (@TheRightColumn) September 2, 2021
Senator Joe Manchin (R-WV). https://t.co/CU7JhXUlg3
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) September 2, 2021
"Democrats in a 50/50 Senate should push two of their members toward becoming Republicans."
Okay, sure. It's just crazy enough to work! https://t.co/AJBBdEd2QE
— One of several Jeff Goldmans (@TheJeffGoldman) September 2, 2021
Some people are really determined to have two republican senators in West Virginia. https://t.co/Oe8IrXcuBI
— Paul ⚡Tweeter Only In Theory⚡ Valentine (@paulrvalentine) September 2, 2021
It will never cease to amaze me how American progressives actively want to trade two moderate Dems who will support some but not all of the things they want for (likely) hardcore MAGA Republicans who will go against everything they believe in. https://t.co/p5IVGEP9hV
— Ben Harris (@btharris93) September 2, 2021
yes do this, definitely purge dissidents https://t.co/a9OUAEM1d9
— Ryan 🇭🇰 🇮🇱 🇬🇧 ⛩ (@BushidoRs) September 2, 2021
I think it's a great idea. Strip them of their committee assignments.
I'm sure when they respond by making Mitch McConnell majority leader of the Senate he'll have new committee assignments for them. https://t.co/lKvzyIwZV5
— Dan, Purveyor of Balderdash and Chicanery (@Libertybibbledy) September 2, 2021
Being moderates has put these two in the catbird seat. Please strip them of their committees and give them no option but to go independent and caucus with the GOP. I do hope that the Dems follow through on your idea and make this happen! https://t.co/0LY8HPhxnK
— Stephen Smoot (@S_A_Smoot) September 2, 2021
This should definitely do the trick. Punishing them into submission always works for people that rise to the level of U.S. Senator. https://t.co/8i0uxlaM3h
— Brian Delburn (@BrianDelburn) September 2, 2021
Yes, please do this. You will really hurt the Republicans. I swear. https://t.co/pDGD1h8uGv
— Sarcastic Cupcake (@SarcasticCupcak) September 2, 2021
— Homer (@Spoken_Easy) September 2, 2021
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 2, 2021
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) September 2, 2021
— Jacob Smith (@jacobfhsmith) September 2, 2021
— byrns (@itbyrns) September 2, 2021
"Alexa, what is leverage and how can I tell who has it? I seem to be missing something and everyone is making fun of me" https://t.co/E0cXEwNQQV
— Tripp, the third of his name, of Charleston. (@tripp_p) September 2, 2021
Excellent strategy. Please do this. https://t.co/GCFnR0WsTP
— Parker Williams (@JParkerWDE) September 2, 2021
The man who claimed Republican voters couldn't spell apparently can't count to 50 –> https://t.co/1v0R65wCAQ
— Jack Pandol (@jackpandol) September 2, 2021
— Red Dot in a Blue Dot in a Red State (@reddotinaustin) September 2, 2021
LOL, you don't get good takes like this everyday. https://t.co/4GenAQYebP
— John Brooks (@Jbroks86) September 2, 2021
Ali needs to add Republican political consultant to his Twitter bio.
‘That’ll win her over!’ AOC throws down race card in slam on Dem Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s opposition to $3.5 trillion spending bill https://t.co/BegXd6Vzdw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 28, 2021
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