Arguably worse than President Donald Trump not securing a second term in the White House is the bone-chilling possibility that Democrats could also take control of the U.S. Senate.
If that happens, we all know that America would be changed — for the worse — forever, given that Democrats fully expected to enact a number of radical pieces of legislation should they gain that kind of control.
While control of the Senate hinges on two key runoff races in Georgia, where the Republican candidates are currently leading, I don’t think anyone would disagree that we absolutely cannot count our chickens before they hatch.
But according to Breitbart, there may be a ray of hope for Republicans and the American people even if Democrats manage to take hold of the Senate, as it was reported that Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin has vowed to not back a number of radical ideas that have been presented by the left in recent months.
In a Fox News interview Sunday, the Virginia Democrat made an awesome commitment, claiming he will not vote for ideas like packing the U.S. Supreme Court or ending the filibuster.
“I commit to you tonight, and I commit to all of your viewers and everyone else that’s watching, I want to allay those fears, I want to rest those fears for you right now. Because when they talk about, whether it be packing the courts or ending the filibuster, I will not vote to do that. I will not vote to pack the courts. I think — and I will not vote to end the filibuster,” Manchin said.
Adding to that, Manchin said he doesn’t support the “defund the police” movement or other radical legislative actions like the Green New Deal, again vowing that he will not back such ideas should Democrats emerge victorious and gain control of the upper chamber.
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“I will not be the 50th Democrat voting to end that filibuster or to basically stack the court, and in all the other things you’re hearing about, Bret, also, defund the police. I don’t know of any of the Democrats in the caucus that are for defunding the police. We’re not for that whatsoever. And when they talk about basically, Medicare for all, we can’t even pay for Medicare for some. It doesn’t make any sense at all.”
Manchin, who seems to be true to his word based on past actions, is obviously not afraid to step out of party lines and take a more common sense, reasonable approach to big issues facing all Americans in the coming years and for that, he should be applauded.
With any luck — and if Democrats do take the Senate — there will be at least a few others like him in the Democrat party who will have the courage to fight against taking this great nation into the dark realms of the progressive’s dream of a socialized United States of America.