Moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema confirmed they have no intention of ending or modifying the legislative filibuster rule this week; effectively killing Joe Biden’s proposed election reform law.
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“I will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster,” Manchin said in a statement.
“Throughout the last decade or more, there has been broad bipartisan support for protecting the filibuster, including current and former members of the Senate,” Manchin noted.
“Allowing one party to exert complete control in the Senate with only a simple majority will only pour fuel onto the fire of political whiplash and dysfunction that is tearing this nation apart – especially when one party controls both Congress and the White House,” Manchin continued. “As such, and as I have said many times before, I will not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster.”
“Ending the filibuster would be the easy way out,” he concluded.
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