Manchin says he'll never change mind on filibuster
Added 03-02-21 02:29:02am EST - “Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who many consider the second-most-powerful politician in the U.S., responded emphatically on Monday when asked if he would ever wavier in his support of the procedural tool known as the filibuster.” - Foxnews.com
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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who many consider the second-most-powerful politician in the U.S., responded emphatically on Monday when asked if he would ever wavier in his support of the procedural tool known as the filibuster.
"Never!" he said, according to a pool reporter. "Jesus Christ, what don’t you understand about never?"
Earlier this year, Manchin told the Washington Post, "I will not vote to bust the filibuster under any condition, on anything that you can think of." He was joined by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who has said that she is not open to "changing her mind."
Manchin’s opinion on the filibuster is important because the Senate is evenly split 50-50, with the deciding vote going to Vice President Harris. In most legislation, there needs to be a 60-vote threshold to advance most legislation to President Biden’s desk.
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