WASHINGTON (WDVM) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin continues to push back on his own party when it comes to dissolving the filibuster.
While taking the floor to defend the decades-old practice, Manchin said he believes both parties can agree on the issue without ending the filibuster. The senator referenced the bipartisan support on recently-passed bills, including COVID relief and the infrastructure package.
“These critical pieces of legislation have had significant impacts on Americans across the country,” said Manchin. “They were passed with broad bipartisan support. We can do it again.”
Despite Manchin’s beliefs, it is widely expected that the voting rights bills will fail in the senate so long as the filibuster is in place.