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About senator Joseph Manchin III, a damned dinasty


Joseph Manchin III (a dinasty, apparently) (Farmington, August, 1947) built part of his fortune as a coal trader, running Enersystem, a company he founded in 1989, at 40. Throughout his political career, he has dedicated himself to defending the interests of the fossil fuel industries. He’s been sabotaging Dem politics all his life (just have a look at the article about him at the Spanish Wikipedia). Why did Dems ever admit him in the Democratic party. You don’t have admission rules, there? https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Manchin?wprov=sfti1

I think the problem posed by Senator Joe Manchin III is due to the fact that there is a weak party discipline in US.

According to the Wikipedia, which I link below, Party discipline is the ability of parliamentary members of a political party (often referred to as the caucus or parliamentary party) to get all its parliamentary members to vote in support of policies agreed to by a majority of the parliamentary members or of the party leadership. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_discipline?wprov=sfti1)

Tipologically strong party discipline and weak party discipline exist. Strong Party discipline appears in UK, Canada, Australia New Zealand and India; weak party discipline is characteristic of US.

Weak party discipline is usually more frequent in parties of notables and elite parties than in populistparties.

Another definition:

Voting discipline is the obligation that deputies have to vote yes, no or abstention depending on what the leadership of their parliamentary group dictates.  It is something that neither the Constitution nor the Regulations of Congress collect, but that the parties themselves regulate internally.

There’s a book by Kathry Pearson about Party Discipline in US, available in Amazon.

Party Discipline in the U.S. House of Representatives (Legislative Politics And Policy Making) (English Edition) https://www.amazon.es/dp/B013WG147G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_9ZRQQ25S4M35WJPANAFY

Finally, has anyone thought of expelling Manchin from the Democratic Party, or in the US that is also impossible?

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