Dem Senator Says Biden Going In Wrong Direction

( President Joe Biden signed more executive orders than any other president in his first week in office, with more than three dozen and counting. Not only has he ruled by executive order, but the newly-inaugurated president has also walked back several campaign promises, including his $2,000 check promise, and has not told Congressional Democrats to stop their witch hunt impeachment against former President Donald Trump.

Biden has been so partisan, in fact, that even members of his own party are calling on him to cool down.

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia told the Bipartisan Policy Center that President Biden “started wrong.”

“And I think that Joe Biden’s advisers have led him wrong to start out in a strictly partisan direction. We should have found something that we could have voted on bipartisan first and then gone down this lane when we hit a roadblock, and they didn’t do that, but that’s fine, we’re going to start this, I’m determined to make it bipartisan because if we go off the rails and there’s no bipartisan, you ain’t coming back for two years.”

Manchin appeared to be referencing the 2022 midterm elections, in which members of the House of Representatives will fight to maintain their seats and may feel the impact of a backlash against President Joe Biden.

The top Democratic Senator also said that the upcoming COVID relief bill will need to be more than the $600 billon that the Republicans are asking for – which is a streamlined bill designed to help workers – but be less than the partisan $1.9 trillion bill pushed by the Democrats and which makes a series of non-COVID-related provisions.

“Even under Trump, we had five COVID bills, the total of the five totaled $5.7 trillion,” he said. “Every one of them passed with 90 votes or more in the Senate. One of them passed voice vote, not even a vote, because we all agreed.”

The difference now? The Democrats feel empowered to use the COVID relief bill to force through other partisan and controversial legislation that wouldn’t pass under normal circumstances.

Manchin claimed that the Senate could agree a trillion-dollar deal tonight, but the Democrats don’t want to do that.

The West Virginia Senator may be the only hope for both parties at this point by standing in the way of Democrats eliminating the filibuster and passing dangerous and extreme new legislation with a simple majority vote. Manchin has vowed to vote against eliminating the filibuster, which won’t just help the Republicans fight bad legislation but would may also help the Democrats avoid hurting themselves in the process.