On the Filibuster, Joe Manchin Holds Firm against the Left
Joe Manchin is being pilloried for the offense of being consistent on the filibuster.
Back in 2017, when Senate Democrats were desperate to stop Donald Trump’s agenda, 33 of them, including Manchin, signed a bipartisan letter backing the filibuster in ringing terms.
“We are mindful of the unique role the Senate plays in the legislative process,” they wrote. “And we are steadfastly committed to ensuring that this great American institution continues to serve as the world’s greatest deliberative body.”
Well, the commitment of almost all the Democrats was not quite as steadfast...