Joe Manchin Just Crushed Two Democrat Power Grabs... for Now

  • Joe Manchin Just Crushed Two Democrat Power Grabs... for Now

Joe Manchin Just Crushed Two Democrat Power Grabs... for Now

At the time, Trump was urging Senate Republicans to nix the filibuster.

Manchin penned in his op/ed on Sunday: '[V] oting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen'. I love my country and I think my Democrat and Republican colleagues feel the same. The announcement appears to spell the end of the Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill, also known as H.R. 1, at least in its current form.

With a 50-50 split Senate, Democrats can not afford to lose even one vote or else risk not getting legislation passed through. Republicans last week blocked a House-passed bill that would have created an independent and bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the Capitol. And, two, if he does bring it to the floor, will you vote against that bill?

"Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster", he said.

WALLACE: So just to put a - a - a button on this, you will vote against that bill if it gets to the Senate floor?

Even without the 60-vote hurdle, Democrats will struggle to pass legislation unilaterally.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said on this week's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday" that the election reform so-called For The People Act was "the wrong piece of legislation" at this time to unite the country, and said that was why it did not have his support.

Biden offered to drop plans to hike corporate tax rates as high as 28%, and instead set a minimum tax rate that companies should pay instead at 15%, sources said.

Manchin expressed how exacerbated he is by Democrats flipping on the filibuster now that they have a majority in Congress and the White House.

US President Joe Biden on Friday rejected a new Republican infrastructure counteroffer, but will continue talks with Republicans next week.

Independent Senator Angus King of of ME, who caucuses with Democrats, also told CNN on Sunday that he is "reluctant" to support ending the filibuster.

"Democrats are doing everything we can to move bipartisan legislation when we can, when the opportunity exists", Schumer said last week.

"Do we really want to live in an America where one party can dictate and demand everything and anything it wants, whenever it wants?"