The Washington Post reports:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III said Wednesday that under no circumstances would he vote to eliminate or weaken the legislative filibuster in his most definitive statement yet on the topic, dealing a blow to Democrats’ hopes of pushing major aspects of President Biden’s agenda through Congress.
The West Virginia senator also suggested in an op-ed published in The Washington Post that he would be opposed to using the budget reconciliation process, under which certain legislation requires only a majority vote, again to circumvent the filibuster, an avenue Senate Democrats have considered for passing Biden’s ambitious infrastructure package.
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Joe Manchin says he won’t support filibuster reform because we need “a new era of bipartisanship.”
Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Josh Hawley are laughing all the way to the ballot boxes they’re closing down.https://t.co/zydySkKA4d
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 8, 2021