Why Manchin is throwing a monkey wrench in Biden's agenda 1

Why Manchin is throwing a monkey wrench in Biden’s agenda

 

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday defended his decision to vote against a sweeping voting rights bill and reiterated his opposition to gutting the filibuster, declaring in the strongest terms yet that he is not willing to change Senate rules to help his party push through much of President Joe Biden's agenda.
"I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For the People Act. Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster," Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, wrote in an op-ed published in the Charleston Gazette.
Manchin's opposition to changing filibuster rules stands as a major roadblock to Biden's legislative priorities, as current rules allow Republicans to hold up many of the progressive bills the administration supports, including infrastructure spending, federal voting legislation and climate change legislation.
The senator asserted that "the fundamental right to vote has itself become overtly politicized," and — taking aim at members of his party — said some Democrats have "attempted to demonize the filibuster and conveniently ignore how it has been critical to protecting the rights of Democrats in the past."

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42 comments

    1. @William Cooley this has been going on forever and so nothing ever gets done. The inter-structure needs fixed so why would the Republicans block it .Because they won’t do anything to help Democrats ever.

    2. @Donald Bott No buyers remorse only happy with destroying America. It all makes sense with all you commies

    3. @Donald Bott I saw a peaceful protest, just like all the others that had been going on before. In fact, this one was more peaceful than the others. Calling it an insurrection is just dishonesty on your part.

    4. @Donald Bott So what happened on January 6, besides a hostile takeover of the presidency through means of fraud.

  1. Manchin keeps referring to the Domacrat Senators as his colleagues and to the Republican Senators as his friends.
    Did anyone else notice that?

    1. @Barbie Dahl I was being sincere, offering work to a dirty homeless Democrat trying to wean off the gov.cash- titty

    2. @SourDoughBill LOL i digress LOL it shows his voting record with his party versus Republican Party which is in the high 60s compared to the his voting record with his own party LOL but you right I don’t argue with fools you win ma’am

    3. @Chad Simmons my bad. I thought you were just being a jerk. So, if you’re offering to get people off the government titty then maybe you should talk to all those white people in the south and the midwest to make up the majority of welfare recipients, shouldn’t you?

    4. @Gavin Mata It does not such thing. You can simply say that he’s voted with the Democratic Majority almost 905 of the time, and with Biden 100% of the time, with this being the sticking point.

    5. @SourDoughBill aren’t you precious? Bless your heart! I know you mean well. There you go, sport. Three insults to answer your one.
      Yes, it’s always the person with the principled argument who resorts to insults first. That would be you. The loser who has no argument to rebut mine. You especially don’t have an argument to rebut mine because I did not offer an argument, I merely repeated what Joe said.
      Bye, Felicia.

  2. He’s not a true democrat…..let’s face it. He’s there to get in the way every time.

  3. He doesn’t know what to do; He knows this all blows up either way. Only difference is how quickly.

  4. The reality is Dems need to take another seat because Manchin is basically a Republican at this point. His victory was not a win for the Dems.

    1. It would take 10 more. Not 1 and manchin is right. The HR1 bill is awful and unconstitutional

  5. Why don’t you say this to Moscow mitch who spends 100% of his energy to block everything? Are you deaf and blind , manchin!

    1. Correct. Remember his daughter is the one that raised prices on insulin through the roof all for her profit.

  6. I don’t care about what the majority of Americans want . The filibuster needs to go . And most Americans don’t even knows what the filibuster is .

  7. “Joe Manchin may be the only Democrat who can win in West Virginia”

    Except he’s basically a Republican, so why do the Democrats even waste campaign money on him? If he’s so popular in WV, let him run as an independent.

    1. Well, you guys just have to stick with him for another 4 years till his re-election and I don’t know why I care because I’m not American.

  8. “lesser evil” of Manchin/Sinema …. is *still* evil … better to have an obvious repub than a repub in a blue overcoat!

  9. I voted on Election Day my whole life with my driver’s license, that makes me the most suppressed voter in American history!

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