Sen. Manchin ditches dems on H.R. 1: Partisan legislation “will destroy” democracy

In this Op-Ed featured in the Sunday edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) left no uncertainty as he announced he will vote against the democrats’ 886-paqe, fraudulently named For the People Act.” He also declared he will oppose either weakening or eliminating the filibuster, believing partisan voting legislation “will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy.” Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a democrat, has schizophrenically been on both sides of the far-left power grabbing legislation. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), up for reelection, has kept his bald head down on this massive overreach, hoping no one will notice.

Sen. Manchin, who has remained popular with his constituents, previously served as West Virginia’s governor (2005 – 2010) and secretary of state (2001 – 2005).

The Heritage Foundation explains how H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states. This is crucial information. Not a single Republican supports this power grabbing bill.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) described the bill as “for the politicians, not for the people,” illuminating its built-in public funding of campaigns mechanism, among other egregious overreaches. He stated, “This bill is an infringement of states’ rights to administer elections. Unfortunately, H.R. 1 was written without any input from the election officials and administrators who actually have experience running elections and without consultation with Republicans.”

5 Responses to Sen. Manchin ditches dems on H.R. 1: Partisan legislation “will destroy” democracy

  1. Observer says:

    Just finished reading Sen. Manchin’s editorial. Thanks for including it. By standing against this massive leftwing attempt at overhauling our election system, Manchin appears to be a rare, righteous democrat.

  2. Trevor says:

    Very bad day for the democrats lol. Good for Senator Manchin for sticking to his guns.

  3. Braveheart says:

    This paragraph from Sen. Manchin’s editorial explains his popularity and ability to continually be elected to West Virginia’s top offices over his career:

    “Unfortunately, we now are witnessing that the fundamental right to vote has itself become overtly politicized. Today’s debate about how to best protect our right to vote and to hold elections, however, is not about finding common ground, but seeking partisan advantage. Whether it is state laws that seek to needlessly restrict voting or politicians who ignore the need to secure our elections, partisan policymaking won’t instill confidence in our democracy — it will destroy it.”

    I’m a committed conservative and don’t vote for Democrats. Depending on who would be challenging him, if I lived in West Virginia Sen. Manchin would have a good shot at getting my vote. He definitely sounds more conservative than AZ Sen. John McCain, who was more radically left than most dims. The only time I ever voted for him was when the choice was even worse….Barack Obama.

  4. jakesez says:

    Don’t forget Senator Kyrstin Sinema. She may be a democrat but she is standing with Sen Manchin. A pat on the back may keep her on the side of the constitution. Take the votes where we can find them.