Looking like Manchin has been harangued a wee bit too much over his Constitutionally guaranteed right, as a sitting Senator, to vote his conscience and not that off his party. it's quite apparent, a member of the US Governments deciding body, is not afforded a right to choose personal convictions over party agenda.
Joe Manchin bolts the Democratic Party, he’d be more likely to switch to independent — and caucus with the Democrats — than become a Republican, people close to him tell Axios. Manchin’s surprise body blow to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda set off new speculation across the Democratic Party — including inside the White House — that he may leave the party next year. https://www.axios.com/manchins-reset-339d6454-5bdf-4f23-a4b6-48fd8545ed5f.html
“They basically they retaliate I figured they would come back strong. The bottom line is, why would I have said earlier when I was asked about the statement that the president put out and they said what’s about this statement, the president was going to basically delay it because I’ve gone and talked to him. He knew we couldn’t get there. But, you know, he says I want to keep trying. I said, ‘Sure, go ahead, keep trying, whatever you got to do we’ll do it. He made that statement. I said that was the president’s statement, that wasn’t my statement. I don’t know you know. Basically, I’m always, you know me, always willing to work and listen and try. I just got to the wit’s end and they know the real reason what happened. They won’t tell you and I’m not going to.”
“It’s not the president, it’s the staff. And they drove some things and put some things out that were absolutely inexcusable. Bernie yesterday, on CNN, said I want Manchin, put it on the floor. I said, Bernie, please put it on the floor. Maybe it will sink in that we have to look at a different direction than this far-reaching social agenda of yours.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ng-inexcusable-things-Dems-badgering-him.html