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Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday there was “no circumstance” in which he would vote to eliminate the filibuster, likely ending hopes for some of President Joe Biden’s more ambitious legislative initiatives.
“The filibuster is a critical tool to protecting that input and our democratic form of government,” Manchin wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post. “The time has come to end these political games, and to usher a new era of bipartisanship where we find common ground on the major policy debates facing our nation.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Democrats hold a slim margin in the Senate, with 50 lawmakers and Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote. The filibuster requires 60 votes to pass most legislation in the Senate, meaning the votes of all Democrats and 10 Republicans are needed to pass any major policy.
The report notes that Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has also said she does not support ending the fillibuster.
“I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt: There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster,” Manchin declared in his op-ed published Wednesday night.
“Every time the Senate voted to weaken the filibuster in the past decade, the political dysfunction and gridlock have grown more severe. The political games playing out in the halls of Congress only fuel the hateful rhetoric and violence we see across our country right now. The truth is, my Democratic friends do not have all the answers and my Republican friends do not, either. This has always been the case,” Manchin wrote.
“We will not solve our nation’s problems in one Congress if we seek only partisan solutions. Instead of fixating on eliminating the filibuster or shortcutting the legislative process through budget reconciliation, it is time we do our jobs,” he concluded.
Democratic Sen. Manchin: ‘There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster.’ Sounds definitive, but of course he has sounded definitive before. From WP: https://t.co/QtFEP74Bug
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 8, 2021
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