Senator Manchin has written an OP Ed stating his opposition to HR1 and his support for a continued use of the Senate filibuster. In part:
“Do we really want to live in an America where one party can dictate and demand everything and anything it wants, whenever it wants? I have always said, ‘If I can’t go home and explain it, I can’t vote for it.’ And I cannot explain strictly partisan election reform or blowing up the Senate rules to expedite one party’s agenda,”…
“With that in mind, some Democrats have again proposed eliminating the Senate filibuster rule in order to pass the For the People Act with only Democratic support. They’ve attempted to demonize the filibuster and conveniently ignore how it has been critical to protecting the rights of Democrats in the past…”
So…at least for two years, it looks like HR1 and the filibuster’s demise are no longer on the table.
Anyone disagree with his statements?
And what of the political future of Manchin?