July 28, 2021

Manchin says he will not support ending the filibuster

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) made it clear that he’s done with the debate surrounding the now-hated filibuster, and vowed not to eliminate or weaken the critical Senate process in response to challenges from fellow Democrats to end the practice.

“The filibuster is a critical tool to protecting [minority] input and our democratic form of government,” Manchin wrote. He argued the need to “usher [in] a new era of bipartisanship where we find common ground on the major policy debates facing our nation.”

The Senate filibuster requires a supermajority of 60 votes to pass most legislation. Many Democrats have pushed for a removal of the filibuster to require only a simply majority.

Democrats own a razor-thin lead in the current Senate. The 50-50 tie sides with the left only due to Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie breaking vote.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) noted Republicans faced the same issue when they controlled the Senate:

Four years ago, Republicans had just won unified control. President Trump and others pressured us heavily to scrap this rule when it was protecting Democrats. But we stood firm. I stood firm. I said we would not do that to our colleagues. No short-term policy win justifies destroying the Senate as we know it. Especially since laws would become so brittle and reversible.

Fellow Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) has also sided with Manchin to deny changes to the filibuster. She has challenged senators to “change their behavior” instead of changing the rules.

The filibuster issue remains central to the Senate as the legislators face several critical issues passed by the Democrat-controlled House. Among these are gun control laws and efforts at voting integrity.

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    1. But are their any Republicans willing to do ANYTHING ,other than their new line ‘just say no” to doing some thing for Amercia

      1. Manchin, just DONT GIVE IN to the donkeys. Stay true to yur principles and constituents.
        RINOS! TAKE example! You go the opposite of your party! What traitors.!

  3. That’s what Manchin says today…he has played this game before. Plays the news media, talk shows etc. and then votes with the left wing Democrats. If Manchin was really serious he would have switched parties years ago.

    Also remember Biden just gave Manchins wife a government psotion to try and sway (CONTRO) Manchin.

    Proof as they say is in the puddin!!!

  4. Not all Democrats agree with what their party is doing; I know quite a few that voted for Trump…they knew Biden would be a total disaster for America, and they were right.

  5. I agree with you Brigit .I have quite a few friends that are good democrats and have the good sense to think for them selfs.

  6. Still thankful we have Democrats with common sense, and love for America and its Constitution.

  7. Yes, Biden is a total disaster to the United States and he stole this election as states are starting to audit their election, to see if he actually won. I think they will find out systemic fraud in the election. I think the United States ought to have a people demanded re-election. I think they will find out that not that many people hate Trump as is noted. He was bring back American and Biden is reversing everything that Donald Trump did. Making America last.

  8. OMG get him out of office along OVOMIT n other OVOMIT appointees the hell out of our lives… OVOMIT has been running the show..you can tell by The way they’re speaking just like ovomit did…vague no details just making excuses… China Joe can’t think he’s just a puppet let alone make good decisions just like OVOMIT…tried to ruin this country n he’s doing it again…yes we need a new election of this mindless shell of a so called man…hand voting no mail ins no ballot harvesting no machines just the way we voted for years…it was rigged so he’s really not the president… he’s sick sick sick seriously…they all need to be impeached and pay for their crimes…they all make me sick… just check with big mike!!! POS

  9. I agree Biden has lost any sense of a leader!
    He has already done so much harm to
    our country!! Trump may twitter to much
    and not be a slick politician and that’s what
    was great about him and he did a lot better for
    our country! Biden closes the pipeline putting
    thousands of people out of work, opens the
    borders so murderers, rapists, terrorists
    and heaven knows what else can in, cuts the
    military budget when we closer to war than we have been for a long time because China
    is not the for one minute afraid of Biden!
    And even worse than Biden will be
    Harris when she becomes president.
    And that was planned a long time ago.
    I can’t imagine how anyone could defend
    him for what he does!!

  10. Everyone in America should be scared to death that Biden said the ‘Constitutional Amendments aren’t absolute’.

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