Manchin and Sinema continue to infuriate Dem base, say they won’t support killing the filibuster

Moderate Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema continue to infuriate the Democrat party base and have reiterated that they won’t support killing the filibuster.

Progressive Senator Markey tweeted Tuesday “the Senate should immediately abolish the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, codifying Roe v. Wade as law and protecting the right to an abortion from the stolen Supreme Court majority.”

Unfortunately for Markey and his allies, it doesn’t look like the Democrats have the support to make it happen.

The DailyMail reports:

Moderate Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are standing firm in support of the filibuster, resisting President Biden’s call for Congress to codify abortion rights and calls from within their party to abolish the 60-vote hurdle.

‘The filibuster is a protection of democracy,’ Manchin, D-W.Va., told reporters when pressed about calls to codify abortion rights after a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion revealed a majority of justices were in favor of reversing Roe v. Wade.

A spokesperson for Sinema, D-Ariz., said that the filibuster was ‘more important than ever,’ citing seven times in the past it had protected against abortion rights infringements.

‘Protections in the Senate safeguarding against the erosion of women’s access to health care have been used half-a-dozen times in the past 10 years, and are more important now than ever,’ the Sinema spokesperson told Axios.

‘A woman’s health care choices should be between her, her family, and her doctor. Overturning Roe v. Wade endangers the health and wellbeing of women in Arizona and across America,’ she added.

Even without the filibuster, Democrats likely wouldn’t have the votes to codify abortion rights.