Credit belongs where credit is due: Joe Manchin is fighting a battle within the Democrat party and he’s sticking to his guns.
During a recent interview, Manchin said “I’m not killing the filibuster. 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.”
But Manchin didn’t stop there. He not so subtly hinted that Biden and the other Democrats must avoid federal overreach even if they are frustrated by Georgia’s election bill.
We want fair, open, secured elections. 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.
I admire his fortitude.
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