Dem. Senators Sinema And Manchin Infuriate Progressives For Not Nuking The Senate Filibuster

Dem. Senators Sinema And Manchin Infuriate Progressives For Not Nuking The Senate Filibuster

Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) have been a constant thorn in the side of the progressives as they attempt to advance their radical agenda.

Sinema along with Manchin are in effect the only two members of the Senate “moderate wing” of the Democratic Party. They alone are preventing their far-left party from ramming through socialist Build Back Better and The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

On Wednesday, Sinema made it known that she is still not on board with changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority.

Axios reports that Kyrsten Sinema has joined Joe Manchin in rejecting Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) latest attempt to blow up the Senate:

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), also a key holdout to major filibuster reform, reiterated during the Democratic lunch she will not support any effort to get rid of the 60-vote threshold, according to two sources familiar with the call.  Sinema has been having one-on-one talks with her colleagues for weeks, one of the sources said.

On Tuesday, Senator Joe Manchin again indicated that he was still not down for voting to end the filibuster.

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Manchin (D-WV) told reporters on Tuesday that backing any of the Democrats’ planned changes to the Senate filibuster would be “very difficult.”

When asked by Politico congressional reporter Burgess Everett in the halls of Congress about whether he opposes changing the Senate filibuster rules or invoking the “nuclear option” to remove it.

“[I’ve] always been for rules [changes] being done the way we’ve always done them, two-thirds of members voting, and anyway you can do a rules change to where everyone is involved, and basically that’s a rule that usually will stay, that’s what we should be pursuing,” he said. “[We’re] still having ongoing conversations as far as voting because I think the bedrock of democracy is making sure that you’re able to cast a vote.”

“If you’re legal, of age, and a United States citizen, you should be able to cast a vote, and it should be counted accurately. So we’re talking about those things there,” Manchin said.

When asked specifically about the filibuster, he elaborated that it would be a “heavy lift.”

“[Being] open to a rules change that would create a nuclear option, it’s very, very difficult. It’s a heavy lift,”

“Anytime there’s a carveout, you eat the whole turkey,” Manchin joked. “There’s nothing left, because it comes back and forth. So you want things that’ll be sustainable, that’s what you’re looking for. So that common sense, commonality … I just believe that the bedrock of democracy is voting, and we have to do what we can in order to preserve that. But let’s just see. Conversations are still ongoing, I’ve been talking to everybody, we’ve been having good conversations … since we left about two weeks ago.”

Manchin continued to explain his position when pressed by another reporter.

“The need for us to protect democracy as we know it, and the Senate, as it has operated for 232 years, are extremely, extremely high bars that we must be careful if we’re willing to cross those. So, I’m talking. I’m not agreeing to any of this. … I want to talk and see all the options we have open,” he said.

“We want to talk to everybody. I want to engage everybody, I’m just not doing it from one side,”

Manchin has rejected attempts to bring back Build Back Better, according to Fox News reporting on Tuesday.

“There’s been no conversations after I made my statement. I was very clear, I feel as strongly today as I did then that the unknown with COVID – here we are. I’ve got an N-95, I see all of you do,”

“So there’s different concerns that we have right now that we haven’t had for a while, so that’s a concern. Inflation is still a concern. It’s still over 6%.”

“I’ve never turned down talks with anybody. I really haven’t. I was very clear on where I stand, and I thought it was time to do that, rather than just continue on and on as we have for five and a half months. I haven’t changed from the first day when I talked to leader Schumer on that,” he recalled, referencing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

“Our country is divided. I don’t intend to do anything that divides our country anymore,” Machin added

I am so glad these two Americans have put our nation ahead of their radical political party.

If the GOP can win back the congress in 2022, these 2 will not have to be the only ones stopping the Marxist avalanche from crushing our rights and taking away our liberties.

Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.

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