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Rob Reiner Said What We’re All Thinking About Sen. Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has become the proverbial skunk at the garden party, insisting that he wants drastic changes to the Democratic $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.

In an op-ed that was published by the Wall Street Journal, Manchin wrote:

“The nation faces an unprecedented array of challenges and will inevitably encounter additional crises in the future. Yet some in Congress have a strange belief there is an infinite supply of money to deal with any current or future crisis, and that spending trillions upon trillions will have no negative consequence for the future. I disagree.”

That led progressive congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to slam Manchin on Twitter:

And now award-winning actor and director Rob Reiner is weighing in on Manchin’s comments, and what he has to say perfectly encapsulates exactly what millions of us think anytime we hear that the West Virginia senator is standing in the way of legislation that would help the country.

Here’s the tweet Reiner posted:

Yep. That pretty much says it all. Why in the hell is Joe Manchin suddenly the most powerful man in Washington? He wasn’t elected to that position. Joe Biden was.

But with the Senate evenly divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, Manchin has indeed become the spoiler, able to hold up anything he wants even when his “reasons” are complete bullshit.

Others also joined the discussion on social media:


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Rob Reiner Has The Ideal Way To Find Out What Trump Knew About January 6

What we know about the attempt by former President Donald Trump and some of his underlings to have the results of the 2020 election overturned is terrifying and should stand as a warning to us when we start to take our representative democracy for granted. Because it appears we were that close to losing what Madison, Franklin, and Washington so carefully constructed in their incredible wisdom and foresight back in 1787 as they affixed their signatures to the Constitution.

Trump tried to use the Justice Department to have states where the election was close (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania) refuse to certify the results and send the matter to the state legislatures. That would have sent things into a tailspin and set off what can only be called the greatest crisis since the Civil War.

Fortunately, acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen refused to be a part of such a plan and the will of the people prevailed, with Joe Biden becoming 46th president of the United States.

But there remain many unanswered questions that have to be considered by the January 6 House Select Committee and the Department of Justice under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland, with the most important question being: What did the president know and when did he know it as it relates to the Capitol insurrection?

Additionally, did Trump have co-conspirators such as Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley who agreed not to certify the election in the Senate and be part of a larger plan that would have been a coup? How can we ever get answers to these questions?

Award-winning actor and director Rob Reiner hit the nail right on the head when it comes to how we can get the facts about January 6, and he spelled it out succinctly on Twitter:

Yes, the White House call logs would indeed shed a great deal of light on who exactly Trump was talking and plotting with in the days leading up to the Capitol insurrection. Did he orchestrate the entire event, or was he merely part of a larger plan that was constructed by others?

The call logs must be given to the committee and the DOJ. Whether it takes a court order or not, they have to be a part of what the committee and AG Garland consider as they look at the horror that took place seven months ago.