MANCHIN MAKES IT OFFICIAL: ‘I Will Not Vote to Eliminate or Weaken the Filibuster’

Well, there goes that plan.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) put the nail in President Biden’s filibuster coffin; Ol’ Joe was hoping he could force the voting rights bill through the Senate. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for that pesky Manchin and Sinema.

“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.”

President Biden is giving fellow Dems very little to run on with midterms fast approaching.