Sen. Joe Manchin is reportedly considering leaving the Democratic Party.
The West Virginia Democrat has told associates he has a plan to leave his party if his liberal colleagues cannot find a way to cut down the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan to $1.75 trillion, according to left-leaning publication Mother Jones.
If Manchin follows through with the plan, he would switch from Democrat to Independent.
The senator reportedly has a two-part plan for his exit. First, he would send a letter to Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, asking to be removed from leadership, as he currently serves as the vice chairman of the Senate Democrats’ policy and communications committee.
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