The Independent reports:
Donald Trump praised Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for refusing calls to nuke the filibuster, as Democrats face a Republican blockade against Joe Biden’s agenda and legislation on voting rights, infrastructure, gun control and other critical issues.
“It’s a very important thing,” the former president told Fox Business Network on Monday. “He’s doing the right thing, and it’s a very important thing.”
Mr Trump urged GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for years to destroy filibuster rules, stressing that if Republicans didn’t do it while holding the majority, Democrats would the next time they do.
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Trump repeatedly urged McConnell to get rid of the filibuster LOL https://t.co/55VSBPJXHw
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