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Manchin chides Dems over filibuster, saying he can't support 'such a perilous course'

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2022
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) warned Democrats against trying to change the legislative filibuster and lamented the state of the Senate, hours-before a months-long fight over Senate rules will come to a head. 

Manchin went through a laundry list of reasons for why he supports the 60-vote threshold for most major legislation, and argued that the pitch from his Democratic colleagues about wanting to restore the Senate is “simply not true.” 

“For the last year, my Democratic colleagues have taken to the Senate floor, cable news airwaves, pages of newspapers across the country,...

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