Sen. Manchin: 'There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster'

  
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By:   Alex Nitzberg

Sen. Manchin: 'There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster'
There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster. 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,"

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This is the best news since Jan. 20, this year.  I guess the idea of election reform cram downs and big tax and spending without end made him reach his conclusion.  The thing is that he’s immune to pressure from democrats because if they even try to punish him, he can become a non caucusing independent like Jeffords did 20 years ago and hand control of the senate to the other side.  Democrats have no leverage on him.  


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Sen. Manchin: 'There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster'


"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," Manchin wrote.


Sen. Joe Manchin in an op-ed said that he will not vote to nix or weaken the filibuster.

"The filibuster is a critical tool to protecting that input and our democratic form of government. That is why 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. 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," Manchin wrote .

The West Virginia Democrat called for bipartisan compromise rather than ramming legislation through the chamber on a party-line basis: "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 said.

Manchin is a key vote in the evenly split Senate currently comprised of 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and two Independents who caucus with the Democrats — Vice President Kamala Harris is the tie-breaker in the event of a tie. Even in cases where the filibuster is not an obstacle, unless Senate Democrats are able to secure some Republican support, any one member of the Democratic caucus could derail plans to pass legislation by a simple majority.


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MAGA
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1  seeder  MAGA    one week ago
...“I have said it before and will say it again to remove any shred of doubt,” Manchin, a moderate, wrote in a op-ed published in The Washington Post on Wednesday.

“There is no circumstance in which I will vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster,” he wrote.

“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.”

Progressive Democrats in the Upper Chamber have been leading a push to abolish the filibuster in order to more easily pass the party’s more ambitious legislative proposals.

Top Democratic leaders, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Whip Dick Durbin have all recently announced support for filibuster reform....

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MAGA
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1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  MAGA @1    one week ago

Here’s a link to his actual editorial 

 
 
 
MAGA
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2  seeder  MAGA    one week ago

Are democrats now ready to sit down and negotiate broad compromises on a whole series of issues now that ending the filibuster and raising the corporate tax rates are off the table?  

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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3  MonsterMash    one week ago

When Democrats are finished ripping Manchin a new one he'll cave.

 
 
 
MAGA
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3.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  MonsterMash @3    one week ago

He’s from a red state and they have no leverage over him.  If they punish him he becomes an independent and even if he caucuses with neither side, the control of the senate flips to the GOP, 50-49-1.  This happened 20 years ago.  Jeffords left the GOP to be independent and turned the senate over to the democrats for the rest of the term.  Democrats know he owns them on this.

 
 
 
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4  seeder  MAGA    one week ago

Now we have to hope that he stands up to them on money issues that can be done through reconciliation as well.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1  Texan1211  replied to  MAGA @4    one week ago

He is, I just posted a seed on it.

 
 
 
MAGA
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4.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    one week ago

I saw it and posted there.  I’m glad he’s opposing both the end of the filibuster and additional reconciliation 

 
 
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