Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, has been a target of other liberals' ridicule for quite some time now.
Because Joe has common sense, and he's not willing to sell out his voters for the benefit of the liberal elite like everyone else in his party seems willing to do at the moment. The fact that he is having to go around defending himself for keeping American citizens at the forefront of his mind shows just how bad liberals and politics have gotten in America.
During March 6th's Situation Room broadcast on CNN, Manchin called out other Democrats for not having "enough guts" to ignore party leadership as they drag this country into the sewer. He said:
I can explain not allowing people anywhere in this country to commit violent crimes and walk away with a reduced sentence or no sentence whatsoever. It just — basically, what it does, it just — you’re supporting people to continue committing these crimes of carjacking and armed robbery, felonies, it’s unbelievable. And crime is running rampant all over the country. So, I had no problem at all thinking about, is this the right thing? It was the right thing to say the city council did wrong. I’m glad to hear that they repealed that now, and hopefully, people will take crime more seriously and basically, what it’s doing to the public, wherever you may live, whether it’s in West Virginia or here in D.C., violent crime is a horrific thing to have to deal with and have people subjected to that. And you can’t have these people walking away with no punishment whatsoever.
"So what does this bill reveal to you, Sen., about the divisions in your own Democratic Party when it comes to fighting crime?" host Wolf Blitzer then asked. Manchin's response did not disappoint. He went on:
Well, you know, I’ve always said, if they can go home and explain…they think their people support that or either they’re not talking to their people and representing them the way they need to be represented. Nobody wants to face this crime wave that’s going on across the country, Democrat or Republicans. And if they’re just listening to political pundits and whether it be on either party, being for and against something, then do your own thing. Don’t pay attention to the party, from the leadership of parties or anything else. This makes no sense. It makes no sense when a person carjacks or commits an armed robbery, that you’re going to reduce the minimum guidelines or basically just slap them on the wrist. You think that’s going to deter them? I don’t think so. So, people should have enough guts to vote their own vote.