The Democrats want to make terrible changes that will take away our freedom.
And they may now be able to pass their radical agenda.
A top Democrat said one word that should terrify every patriotic American.
West Virginia’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin likes to talk like he’s a moderate, but isn’t willing to vote like a moderate when it actually counts.
Manchin said he wouldn’t support the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package unless it was a bipartisan measure.
“I’m not willing to go into reconciliation until we at least get bipartisanship or get working together or allow the Senate to do its job,” Manchin said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I’m not going to go there until my Republican friends have the ability to have their say also.”
However he turned around and gave the key vote to allow Democrat’s wasteful spending without a single Republican vote.
In the past Manchin has claimed that he was against changing the filibuster but now says that the filibuster needs to be more “painful.”
“The filibuster should be painful. It really should be painful,” he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday. “And we have — we’ve made it more comfortable over the years, not intentionally, maybe it just evolved into that. Maybe it has to be more painful. Maybe you have to stand there. There’s things we can talk about.”
“But, Chris, whenever you take away in the Senate the ability for the minority, however, it may be, Democrats or Republicans to have input, why do have two senators in Rhode Island and two senators in New York or California?,” the Democrat continued. “Why is there one body that treats everyone, hopefully, the ability to intervene, the ability to be involved, the ability to represent no matter how large or small? That’s so the big person doesn’t take advantage of a smaller person or a person in not just stature but in their position. That’s what this is all about. And I’m going to fight for that.”
Manchin claims that making the filibuster weaker would actually make it stronger.
“I’d make it harder to get rid of the filibuster,” Manchin claimed. “I’m supporting the filibuster. I’m going to continue to support the filibuster. I think it defines who we are as a Senate. I’ll make it harder to get rid of it, but it should be painful if you want to use it. You should make sure the place works to where, okay, I want to work with you, how can we do this, how do we move forward?”
Manchin doesn’t seem to understand that what the filibuster does right now is force the Senate to work with people from the other side of the aisle in order to pass bills.
That’s exactly what Democrats hate about it. They don’t want to have to get 60 votes in order to pass their radical agenda and instead of working with Republicans they just want to change the rules.
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