Don’t get too excited though
Democrat Senator from West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin said he won’t vote to pack courts, end the filibuster, or defund the police, which could complicate a Democrat agenda on those particular issues.
Let me be clear: I will not vote to pack the courts & I will not vote to end the filibuster. The U.S. Senate is the most deliberative body in the world. It was made so that we work together in a bipartisan way. If you get rid of the filibuster, there's no reason to have a Senate. pic.twitter.com/g0fasdzVmt
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) November 10, 2020
But before we get too excited, it’s worth remembering 1) he’s a politician 2) he also voted to impeach Trump 3) this is perfectly on message, given the complaints of Congressional Democrats who lamented that extreme messaging was hurting them at the ballot box and 4) he’s a politician in a state getting redder by the day.
Good luck trying to please both sides of the fence, Sen. Manchin. You’re gonna need it!DONATE
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