Leftist host not-so-subtly suggests Biden threaten Manchin with DOJ probe until he has ‘change of heart’

A left-wing influencer and host of his own show is suggesting that the U.S. Department of Justice engage in a form of blackmail to get Sen. Joe Manchin to support the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion spending plan.

Kyle Kulinski, the host of an eponymous YouTube show with about 970,000 subscribers, took to Twitter to propose a method to get the West Virginia Democrat to play ball:

“If I’m @JoeBiden I tell @Sen_JoeManchin my DOJ may just investigate his daughter & she may just go to prison. Unless of course he takes another look at the $3.5 trillion bill and has a change of heart. It’s what FDR & LBJ would’ve done. And it would’ve worked,” Kulinski wrote.

Whatever their motivation, moderates Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) are perhaps all that stands in the way of full-on socialism in America given the 50-50 U.S. Senate that is under Democrat control with VP Kamala Harris empowered to break any tie votes under Article 1, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

Both lawmakers have voiced opposition to the price tag of the massive spending packing as currently constituted. Machin has described the reconciliation measure as containing “irresponsible levels of spending.”

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published last week, Machin wrote, in part, that “Instead of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and additional stimulus funding, Congress should hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation…I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs.”

Manchin previously declined to support the Democrats’ sweeping election nationalization bill, the so-called For the People Act, because it was too partisan.

To the angst of the far-left activists in and out of Congress, neither Manchin nor Sinema support eliminating the filibuster, a rule that requires the approval of 60 lawmakers to move forward on most legislation pending in the U.S. Senate.

In his social media message, Kyle Kulinski was alluding to a lengthy article in The Intercept claiming that Heather Bresch, Manchin’s daughter, allegedly “worked directly with the CEO of Pfizer to keep prices of the company’s EpiPen product artificially high, according to new documents released as part of an ongoing lawsuit.”

Bresch is the ex-CEO of pharmaceutical company Mylan which in the past has been accused of alleged price gouging for the EpiPen injectable allergy reaction medication.

According to the Courthouse News Service, “In 2017, Mylan paid $465 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice for overcharging the government for the drug.”

As a side note, progressive journalist and frequent Tucker Carlson Tonight guest Glenn Greenwald co-founded The Intercept, but left the news outlet last year because, in his view, it was censoring information unfavorable to then-candidate Joe Biden.

Reacting to Kulinski’s hot take, many social media users implied, among other things, that Democrats would metaphorically demand President Donald Trump’s head on a platter if he tried to influence a senator’s vote in that manner that the YouTuber is advocating for President Joe Biden. Here is a sampling:

Robert Jonathan

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