For several years now, two Democrat leaders have drawn the ire of their colleagues. This pair routinely stands against typical liberal talking points.
Senator Joe Manchin has squared off against President Joe Biden numerous times, and Kyrsten Sinema has stood up for a few conservative values as well.
Now, both are standing in the way of a huge Democrat demand — and it probably isn’t going over well with their party.
Manchin (D-W.V.) and Sinema (D-AZ) recently responded to the renewed leftist call to amend or abolish the filibuster.
These calls intensified after the massive leak that showed the Supreme Court was about to overturn Roe v. Wade. It’s an event that has sent shockwaves across the political sphere.
In reply, most Democrats want the filibuster gone. But Manchin and Sinema refuse to budge on this issue.
Both have stood against changing or removing the filibuster in the past, and this Supreme Court leak isn’t changing their minds.
Via The Daily Wire:
Moderate Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona dodged calls from fellow Democrats to amend or abolish the filibuster to pass laws protecting abortion after a leaked opinion showed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Both Manchin and Sinema defended the filibuster Tuesday, saying that they believe the filibuster has actually protected abortion rights from being overturned by Congress in the past.
Manchin has said before that he believes the filibuster is important as a “check on power.”
And he actually thinks it helps the Democrat cause, as it may actually preserve abortion rights. Sen. Sinema is apparently of a similar mind.
This presents Democrats with a significant problem:
Without Manchin’s backing, there’s almost no chance the party in power can get the filibuster removed. Sinema is yet another monkey wrench in the works.
But Manchin is adamant. CBS News Congressional Correspondent Scott McFarlane quoted the West Virginia Senator as saying:
The filibuster is the only protection we have of democracy right now.
As for Sinema, she’s a believer in abortion rights and thinks Roe v. Wade should not be overturned. But that isn’t changing her stance on the filibuster.
That won’t stop the calls from Democrats to make some big changes on Capitol Hill, though.
The Supreme Court leak has raised lots of questions, both in Washington and around the country. Many are condemning it, and now we’ve got a big problem.
But as far as the filibuster is concerned, that’s not going anywhere — not if Manchin and Sinema have anything to say about it. And they do.
- Two Democrat leaders don’t support their party’s calls to change or remove the filibuster.
- Sens. Manchin and Sinema remain against altering the filibuster, even though Sinema is a believer in abortion rights.
- Without Manchin’s support, there’s almost no chance Democrats can get rid of the filibuster.
Source: The Daily Wire