Two Senate Democrats are all that stand in the way of eliminating the filibuster rule, which will then allow their party to pass the most controversial, outrageous, country-changing legislation in the history of the republic with a bare majority, thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.
They are Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Both are from traditional or deep-red states and both have sworn off changing the rule because they know a) it would destroy 215 years of precedence; b) cut minority Republicans out of the legislative process so Biden’s handlers could ram through their far-left agenda; and c) lead to a shellacking in the next elections in 2022.
But the Biden schemers appear to have found a way around Manchin’s opposition.
The Washington Times reports:
President Biden intends to appoint the wife of the Senate’s top swing vote, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin III, to a plum federal position that pays upwards of $160,000 annually.
The White House announced on Friday it would nominate Gayle Connelly Manchin, a former president of the West Virginia state board of education, to serve as federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
The organization is responsible for spurring economic development and investment in the 13 states that make up the region of Appalachia — which spans from northern Mississippi to Pennsylvania.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mrs. Manchin is slated to replace Tim Thomas, a former staffer for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The role comes with a salary of approximately $163,000 annually, according to a federal pay database.
Republicans are no doubt stewing over this.
That said, Democrats have a very small majority in the House and the Senate is 50-50; getting rid of the filibuster after paying Manchin off via his wife now makes the upper chamber very much in play, with Sinema now being the only assured ‘no’ vote on changing the rule.
And you can bet the Marxist handlers in the Biden regime are already plotting over how to ‘convince’ her to ditch her opposition.
Still, Manchin has not made any noises about retiring, so if he wants a shot at remaining senator in a state that went heavily for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, and whose own governor, Jim Justice, left the Democrat Party to become a Republican, Manchin will be under enormous pressure from constituents to remain steadfast against the worse of Biden’s legislative tendencies.
What is also unclear is whether Gayle Manchin will even accept the salary for the position. In the past, many spouses or relatives who have been appointed to positions forego salaries because they want to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Former President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both served as advisers to him but did not take a paycheck. In fact, Trump himself donated all of his paychecks to various federal agencies throughout his four-year term.
None of that means the far-Democratic left is going to give up its push to ruin America.
“Progressives argue the filibuster should not stand in the way of Mr. Biden’s agenda on gun control, climate change or voting rights. The latter has been specifically notable in recent days as Democrats prepare to put their signature electoral overhaul, the ‘For the People Act,’ up for a vote next month,” the Washington Times noted.