Joe Biden has a lot of explaining to do.
But Biden may not be able to weasel his way out of this one.
That’s because Joe Biden just got caught in a compromising relationship with one senator’s wife.
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is quickly becoming the pivot point in the United States Senate.
Democrats have50 votes, so if Manchin defects, Joe Biden’s nominees will fail and legislation the Democrats can pass with just 51 votes will also go down in flames.
Critics raised an eyebrow when Joe Biden nominated Manchin’s wife to a cushy government job.
The Hill reports:
President Biden is nominating Gayle Manchin, Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) wife, to be co-chair of a federal commission that works with states to strengthen the economy in the Appalachian region, the White House announced Friday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Gayle Manchin will co-chair the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development partnership agency established in 1965 through which the federal government works with 13 states and 420 counties across the Appalachian region to help invest in communities and spur job creation.
To many Americans this looked and smelled like a corrupt bargain.
Democrats are floating the idea of triggering the nuclear option and eliminating the legislative filibuster.
If that happens, Kamala Harris can cast a tie-breaking vote to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state with two permanent Democrat Senate seats, grant amnesty and voting rights to tens of millions of illegal aliens, create a federal firearms registry, and mandate universal mail-in voting and ballot harvesting which will open elections to widespread fraud.
But so far Joe Manchin refused to budge on his opposition to eliminating the filibuster.
Democrats do know that Manchin is malleable.
Manchin previously claimed he would not support Joe Biden’s nearly two-trillion-dollar blue state bailout bill unless it was bipartisan.
Joe Biden held one token meeting with Republicans and Manchin voted with every other Democrat to pass the scheme along party lines.
Manchin also campaigned for the Senate as a pro-gun conservative.
Once in office Manchin quickly teamed up with Barack Obama to try and ram a national gun registration database through the Senate.
That’s why it’s very difficult for anyone to put much stock in Joe Manchin’s word.
Conservatives do not hold out much hope Manchin will hold the line on keeping the legislative filibuster in place.
Critics see Joe Biden appointing Joe Manchin’s wife to a patronage job and they see the writing on the wall.
At the appropriate moment Biden will make it clear to Manchin that Democrats must vote to get rid of the filibuster and Manchin will fall in line.
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