Manchin Wants Cruz and Hawley Booted – DC Watchdog

Manchin Wants Cruz and Hawley Booted

For those who thought Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) would side with Republicans on important issues because of the conservative nature of West Virginia, this news may come as an unwelcome surprise.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said the Senate should consider removing Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) via the 14th Amendment over their objections last week to the Electoral College results,” according to The Hill.

Speaking to PBS’s “Firing Line” on Friday night, Manchin said the Senate should explore the option after a violent mob, riled up by President Trump and convinced by Republicans such as Hawley and Cruz that the election was fraudulent, ransacked the Capitol in one of the darkest points in American democracy.

“The third section of the 14th Amendment reads that no lawmaker holding office ‘shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.’

“‘I’m totally convinced it was done because of political reasons. This was all politically motivated. This was calculated,’ said Manchin. ‘I believe that all my colleagues truly made a decision that was politically best for them and expedient for them. It was not what they believed to be true or false.’”

For more on this story, go to The Hill.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section. Are you surprised that Sen. Joe Manchin is calling for Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to be removed from the Senate?

43 Comments

  1. PATTY says:

    MANCHIN NEEDS TO THINK……..ONE MINUTE YOU SAY ONE THING AND THE NEXT YOU SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT???????? YOUR EITHER FOR OR AGAINST TRUTH???????? YOU REALLY CAN NOT BELIEVE TRUMP HAD ANY PART OF THIS AT THE CAPITOL??????? I THOUGHT YOU WERE BRIGHTER THAN THAT???? WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?????? NANCY????? GO SLOW JOE…..YOU WILL BE UP FOR RE-ELECTION???????? AND MAYBE OUT OF A JOB??????? TRUMP HELPED YOU AND YOUR STATE??????? NOW YOU STAB!!!!!!

  2. Joan Squitieri says:

    I an truly surprised that Senator Manchin felt this way. I always felt that the Senator appeared to hold more conservative values than those displayed by the Democarpic Party which led ne to believe he was a member of the wrong party & just this past week I read where the Senator told THE SQUAD, AOC & her cronies that he was not signing onto their policies & I was delighted to hear that from him. The Democratic Party of today is not the party of JFK, that’s for sure. The Democratic party is a danger to the USA. They fall in line more with the Communist Party than anything American & should be abolished

  3. Ilija Zagorac says:

    Munching has too many numbers rumbling in his head and they don’t seem to fall in proper slots sometimes.
    Ted Cruz is essential to Republicans while others trying to wake up.

  4. Betty Strauss says:

    Manchin is nothing but a rhino and needs to be ousted just like the democrats.

  5. JJ Johnson-Smith says:

    Cruz and Hawley had not only the Right, but the DUTY to object! EVERY Republican had the duty to object STRONGLY to what the whole world KNOWS was a Fraudulent Election with far-reaching implications.Somehow, the People of Honesty and Integrity, those who love and defend the Constitution, are turned into the Bad Guys, even when the Democrats have been violating the Laws of the Land and committing heinous felonies for decades. Never as much as they have in the year 2020! HUNDREDS of Democrats and turncoat Republicans should be facing trials, but Cruz and Hawley are Heroes.

  6. Randy says:

    Don’t be a Dick joe

  7. Michel Aucoin says:

    Up until this interview of MANCHIN, which I just heard about today, he was the ONLY Democratic politician that I had any respect for! However, after this interview I have lost ALL respect for MANCHIN! It sounds to me that MANCHIN got read the RIOT ACT to him by PELOSI: GET ON THE PELOSI BANDWAGON OR ELSE!!!!” His sudden turnabout speaks volumes!!!! He is just simply another Trump and Republican hater!!! CASE CLOSED!!

    • arlene mastro says:

      I agree with you I am so disappointed

    • Bill says:

      He is and always has been nothing but a fence sitting opportunist. What amazes me is the fact that when he was WV governor he sat back and allowed the mine industry to be destroyed. Trump comes along and gets the industry going again yet the people continue to put this liability back in office.

  8. K R Good says:

    I’m a Texan. I don’t know Joe Manchineel but I would bet the Dem. leadership told him to get in line and gave him his marching orders. Democrat and Republicans alike do the same

  9. mariano says:

    Cruz & Hawley had the constitutional right to question the election.
    The freakin’ Democrats have had it in for Pres. Trump since he was elected Democratically by us. They have attacked Democracy by trying to get President Trump impeached. They tried to disenfranchise Republicans and others who voted for the Republican President. Who would doubt that the election was rigged by them when they could hardly stand 4 years under Trump much less an additional 4 years. Of course they rigged it.

  10. Ken says:

    Manchin feigns morality on every issue but in reality he has none.

  11. Nancy Davis says:

    I think that the United States will go down the tubes under the leadership of the criminal Joe Biden (& son) and Nancy Pelosi, who only cares for herself. I hate to see this happen but it is already happening with the open door to all the immigrants converging into our Country. We will go bankrupt for one thing.
    There is no hope under the Democrat’s reign. God help us!

  12. Annette says:

    Guess Pelosi has gotten something on Manchin.

  13. Jean Donaldson says:

    I am a third generation black republican. Get rid of them both. If they truly did not know the are too stupid to be in congress. They knew the election was over and they led the insurrection by their personal effort for future political promotions. Utterly irresponsible. I really feel sorry for the people that believed them and Trump, when all they had to do is read the law.

    Good for you, Joe, for standing up for what is right, and the appropriate legal remedy.

    • William Gandy says:

      Too bad you are so fact deficient in regard to the constitution and also past objections on the same certification process. Seeing that you are so ignorant to the facts tells me you do not belong in your position.

    • William Gandy says:

      Too bad you are so fact deficient in regard to the constitution and also past objections on the same certification process. Seeing that you are so ignorant to the facts tells me your opinions is worthless.

    • Michael J Korger says:

      Joe has no clue where he is, and he has no clue what is about to happen to him after he gets sworn in. When he does not follow through on every Socialist wish, Harris and the radicals will bounce him out of there and take over sooner than later. No way will Biden last 4 years. He won’t even last 2 years if the Liberals feel they will lose the House or the Senate in the midterm elections.

    • Sally says:

      You need a lesson on the Constitution. Your ignorence shows. You find out real soon what mental midget Biden and Carmelita have planned. Good luck with your pathetic life. Go back to school and learn something, in fact download the entire constitution and bill of rights and learn what you missed it the jerks that told you lies!

    • Sally says:

      Hey Jean go hide in your closet!

  14. Bonnie says:

    I believe that Trump Republicans should not trust anyone except those who they know to be true to the ideals Trump fought for. There are very few of them, for as we are seeing, most in Congress would sell their mothers if it would get them some publicity, get them a vote or get them some money. Almost none of them are honest. We should look to the new young Republicans who ran because they believed in something and not to feather their nests. Most of the young ones won’t have the opportunity to accomplish much because they will be pushed out by the old farts who will die in their chairs. Let’s work to support them with our votes and financial support. God only knows the future will be tough, but at least we can stand up, fight for what’s right and get rid of the Manchins of the world. The fraidy-cat Republicans are looking for someone to fight their fight, but it won’t be Manchin. He’s looking out for himself! My question is why do these “RED” states tolerate people such as Manchin and Cheney? Get some backbone – kick them out!!!

  15. Larry says:

    Joe Manchin should change his name to Chin. He’s certainly not a “Man” and Chin sounds Chinese which is more appropriate.

  16. Tom Porter says:

    I believe Manchin will flop which ever way the
    Democrats liberal’s tell mohim to. Regardless of what he has said in the past. Please note that I said liberals. That is why I left the democratic party years ago because of the direction they were heading. Away from the constitution!

  17. A friend of AMERICA! says:

    Starting to think that everyone named JOE is corrupt and needs to be put in a BIG box and mailed to CHINA with no return address!

  18. PATTY says:

    LOOKS LIKE JOE HAD A VISIT FROM THE DICTATOR……..HE PREVIOUSLY SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER LISTENING TO THE REPUBLICANS????????? I GUESS THATS OVER!!!!!!!!! TYPICAL HYPOCRISY FROM THE DEMS!!!!!!!!LOTS OF LUCK!!!!!!!! THIS IS JUST WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL SEE FOR THE NEXT 4YRS???????

  19. Mike says:

    The 1st Amendment! Apparently Sen Munchin does not believe in it. According to Sen. Minion, if you are a Republican you waive that right.

  20. Henry says:

    Joe, really sad person. He is one trying to play both side. My heart breaks for someone that will sign into law murdering babies. Jesus will have last word.

  21. Cindy says:

    Joe Manchin is WRONG!
    Maybe he should resign or be remote.
    He can’t possibly think the 2020 election was NOT corrupt. Just trying to appease his Democrat party for his own good . Afraid they will turn on him if he doesn’t go along with their narrative.

  22. Don says:

    Missourians will decide who is our senator thank you.

  23. Ann from Charleston says:

    Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley were just acting as they should, as Great Republicans! The election was stolen from us! The entire Dem party should be far more lenient and understanding about our Republican legislators, as this …pie was thrown in our faces. Manchin needs to represent the people of WVA and make them proud! We are conservatives!

  24. Joe Mansion needs to be booted out of office and never be allowed to run for any office again he has done nothing for West Virginia ever since he’s been in office and I’m tired of him flipfopping his way through the Senate

  25. Treu66 says:

    Yeah it was politically motivated by the Democrats to hurt President Trump and the Republicans any way possible period. It has already been proven that people from Antifa/BLM were the ones who broke the windows of the Capitol and others who have been arrested have stated that they were paid to do what they did. Go figure right!!!

  26. Bernard Frith says:

    we want all those that approved of and bailed blm rioters out of jail to resign immediatley for inciting violence and calling for such. proof is on vid,twitter ect. they must ne held accountable! MAGA

  27. Julius Cesar says:

    Joe Manchin is totally wrong un going alone to remove elected officials from their posts. This all nuts, all they are looking for is total power by destroying the Rep. party as we know it. They are all crazy now.
    In God we trust.

  28. Ana says:

    Manchin thinks we are Communist.
    We gave freedom of speech in ou Country.
    He sounds like he works for the CCP.

    • Why are the ignorant republicans continuing to have faith in Joe Manchin? This guy is flakey. Get a clue, he is from the south, he is democrat, and he has hoodwinked these clowns several times. Treat him like he has treated you, not to be trusted. I would not trust him with your wallet.

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