We’ve been hearing a lot from Democrat Senator Joe Manchin recently. There is a good reason why. With the incoming Senate being a 50/50 Republican-Democrat split, many believe lawmakers like Manchin will have a big impact on what will get passed. A moderate from the red state of West Virginia, Joe Manchin has vowed not to embrace radical policies of the far-left.
His vote could mean the difference in many heated, divisive issues. And there’s good reason to believe he will find a middle-of-the-road approach. He has frequently broken with his party to show support for Trump’s policies over the years. With such a large conservative bloc in his home state, he will be forced to act as a buffer to the Democrats’ agenda in many ways.
Recently, he has promised not to support policies like adding new states to the country or packing the court. And now, it seems he is signaling that he won’t support the left’s last-ditch effort to ensure Trump can’t run for re-election in 2024.
Sen. Joe Manchin said during an interview on Fox News’ Special Report with Brett Baier that he does not think that there will be sufficient support in the Senate to convict President Trump if he is impeached in the House of Representatives…
“I don’t see that and I think the House should know that also. We’ve been trying to send that message over. They know the votes aren’t there,” Manchin said. “I think this is so ill-advised, for Joe Biden to be coming in, trying to heal the country, trying to be the president of all the people when we’re going to be so divided and fighting again,” he said. [Source: Just the News]
Manchin criticized House Democrats’ attempt to forcibly remove Trump from office, when he only has days left. He, like other lawmakers, has said the country needs to “heal.” It would have been nice if Democrats bothered to work towards that in the last four years.
Joe Biden promised to be “everyone’s” president, but has pushed a divisive agenda from day one of this campaign. His party in the House wants to burn whatever bridges are left between themselves and most Republican voters. It seems, in reality, they aren’t so much interested in healing the county, than in forcing their plans, regardless of what we want.
It would require sixty-seven votes in the Senate to convict Trump, should the House pass another impeachment. Manchin, not taking a strong stance on whether he’d vote yes or no, is agreeing with most that the House just doesn’t have enough time to do it properly. No impeachment, even the bogus one from 2019, happened without weeks—months, even—of investigations.
Is Pelosi really interested in wasting the first 100 days of Biden’s administration on an impeachment of a president no longer in office? It seems crazy, but ever since the election, Pelosi hasn’t seemed all too eager to follow Biden’s lead. She seems much more interested in her own personal vendetta against Trump.
If she does go through with another impeachment process, it won’t go anywhere.