Appearing on Fox News, Democrat Senator (D-WV) Joe Manchin continued to insist he will not vote for packing the Supreme Court or ending the filibuster.
In response to a question from Bret Baier on the topic, the West Virginia Democrat said “It’s all the same. Nothing’s changed.”
He added “my job right now … is to do everything in my power to bring this country together, to heal the country, and to work in a bipartisan fashion, which is the reason we have the Senate.”
Manchin’s answer is sure to anger some Democrats, who now hold control of the Senate buy by the slimmest possible margin of a tie and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker vote.
Last November, Manchin enraged several progressive Democrats when he said “I commit to you tonight, and I commit to all of your viewers and everyone else that’s watching, I want to allay those fears, I want to rest those fears for you right now. Because when they talk about, whether it be packing the courts or ending the filibuster, I will not vote to do that. I will not vote to pack the courts. I think and I will not vote to end the filibuster.”
“I will not be the 50th Democrat voting to end that filibuster or to basically stack the court, and in all the other things you’re hearing about, Bret, also, defund the police,” he continued
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