Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reaffirmed Wednesday he does not support federalizing elections or ending the filibuster after meeting with President Joe Biden on Monday.
“If you do it for one time you basically destroy the Senate as we know it,” he said, according to ABC News.
The report also noted Manchin does not support the HR 1 House bill that would federalize elections.
“If you do it for one time you basically destroy the Senate as we know it,” he said. Per @AllisonMPecorin
— Ben Siegel (@bensiegel) May 12, 2021
According to Breitbart News, Manchin said on April 27, “How in the world could you, with the tension we have right now, allow a voting bill to restructure the voting of America on a partisan line? I just believe with all my heart and soul that’s what would happen, and I’m not going to be part of it.”
Fox News recently released a poll that showed most voters support the requirement to show a valid ID to prove citizenship before voting.
The moves add to Manchin’s growing reputation as the most bipartisan member of Congress. The House member recently received the award for the third consecutive year.
For the third year in a row, I have been ranked the most bipartisan Member of the Senate. I have always prided myself on my efforts to reach across the aisle to work with my colleagues and do what is best for West Virginia and our nation. https://t.co/Gp58bwV4Bz
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) May 7, 2021