Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is calling out President Joe Biden for the partisan nature of effort to reform elections and destroy the filibuster.
Biden needs every vote he can get, but his intense devotion to the most radical wing of Democrat factions is costing him valuable support from moderate Democrats like Manchin.
“I’m not killing the filibuster,” said Manchin during a recent interview. “I’ve been very, very clear. … We should have an open, fair, and secure election. If we have to put guardrails on, we can put guardrails on so people can’t take advantage of people.”
“We want fair, open, secured elections,” said the West Virginia Senator. “And what — Georgia has done some things which I thought were just atrocious, okay? But [I’ve] also been a secretary of state and I’ve been a governor, and I know the 10th Amendment. I know my rights as far as states’ rights, and I don’t think there should be an overreaching, if you will, federal elections.”
Manchin’s ideology may still be left of center, but his respect for due process and the Constitutional balance of power is spot on.
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