Joe Manchin Betrays His Own Party – The Senator Sinks the Washington Swamp’s Pro-Crime Bill
By Mick Farthing|February 28, 2023
Joe Manchin Betrays His Own Party – The Senator Sinks the Washington Swamp’s Pro-Crime Bill

What’s Happening:

Boy, what is going on with Sen. Joe Manchin? For a while there, it looked like he was friends with anyone who hated Joe Biden. But just before the midterms, he bailed out his failing party to pass a law that will raise our taxes and make inflation worse.

That didn’t seem to go over well with folks back home. So, recently, he’s tried to sound less leftist than most Democrats. He even recently refused to call himself a Democrat–sparking speculation that he was about to leave the party. Now, he has shocked the left once again, by refusing to back one of their radical laws.

From The Hill:

Centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he will vote for a Republican-sponsored resolution to block a D.C. crime law that would eliminate most mandatory minimum sentences, allow jury trials for misdemeanor offenses and reduce maximum sentences for crimes ranging from robberies to carjackings…

“I don’t support it. I mean, I want to put people away, I don’t want to let them out,” Manchin told CNN on Monday. “I haven’t been briefed on it, but what I know about it, I would vote to rescind it.”

This is pretty bad news for the radical left. The supposedly radical D.C. city council overrode the mayor’s veto to get this crime law passed. It would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for convicted criminals, meaning criminals would be able to fight for lower sentences–even if they committed serious crimes.

In some cases, they might not even go to trial, despite being found guilty of robbery and carjacking. Huh, that’s pretty consistent with what Democrats have been doing all across America. They have lowered penalties for a variety of crimes, allowing criminals to run free.

Cities like San Francisco and Portland have nearly been destroyed, as criminals are emboldened to rob, break and enter, and do other harm to law-abiding citizens and their property. It seems D.C.’s council wanted to do the same.

Until Joe Manchin stepped in. He vowed to side with Republicans in the Senate to pass a resolution condemning this law, which would block it from going into effect. And he’s not alone. Thirty-one Democrats in the House sided with Republicans to pass the same resolution.

This flies in the face of what the left wants for America. Democrats seem hellbent on rewarding criminals. They have defunded police departments, eliminated cash bail, and put criminals back on the streets. In some cities, they don’t even prosecute crimes like shoplifting, which has all but destroyed commercial sectors.

Why are Democrats turning our cities into literal hellholes? Are they trying to spread poverty and fear across the country? Are they doing this at the bidding of special interest groups? China?

We don’t know, but there is a good chance this idiotic law will be shut down in D.C.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joe Manchin will vote with Republicans to block a far-left D.C. crime law.
  • The law would remove minimum mandatory sentences, rewarding convicted felons.
  • This comes as many Democrats across the country have rewarded criminals over citizens.

Source: The Hill

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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