by Leo Schlueter & Jorge Gomez • 7 min read + video
In recent weeks, the radical Left has bolstered its all-out pressure campaign on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). A scan of headlines shows just how little tolerance the Left has for anyone who dissents against their political agenda.
Politico launched an article called “The Left Hates Joe Manchin.” CNN wrote an article entitled “Joe Manchin just *Totally* Scr**ed Democrats.” Last week, a group of activists even organized a so-called “Moral March on Manchin.”
Why all of this vitriol?
For starters, it’s because Sen. Manchin says he won’t vote to end the Senate filibuster, America’s longstanding legislative tradition designed to prevent radical change to our nation’s laws with little reflection.
In a recent op-ed to his constituents, Manchin stated he’s going to stand his ground:
“I cannot explain…blowing up the Senate rules to expedite one party’s agenda.”