Joe Manchin Shows Senate Dems Why he is the Voice of Reason

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia showed why he is the voice of reason among Senate Democrats by pushing back against calls to pack the court and end the filibuster.

According to The Daily Caller:

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday that he opposes packing the Supreme Court or ending the Senate filibuster and urged his Democratic colleagues to be “bipartisan.”

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“I do not believe that would help anybody,” Manchin told “Fox & Friends” when asked if he would favor adding more seats to the Supreme Court or ending filibusters in the Senate.

“Basically, no one is working together,” the senator said, noting that packing the Supreme Court could be a chronic game of tit for tat: “you have 11 or 13 [seats] it’s going to flip the other way no matter who comes in power. So why would you go down that path?” Manchin asked.

The senator also said that if the Democrats controlled the White House in 2020 and could nominate a Supreme Court justice, he is “sure there would be a push to shove somebody through.”

It remains unclear if Manchin will vote for the next Supreme Court nominee but he did vote for both Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

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MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
1 month ago

Ya get rational dems sometimes. Rare but it happens.

ABUTOM
1 month ago

HIDEN BIDEN WON’T COME OUT TO PLAY.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
1 month ago

We won’t know if he is truly reasonable until he votes. Many Democrats pretend to be moderates until time to vote; then they vote in lockstep for the liberal position. We can count the number of “moderate” Democrat Senators as the number who vote for the qualified centrist judge that President Trump appoints. Ruling according to the law and Constitution isn’t right wing; it’s the centrist position.

Gerry
Gerry
1 month ago

Exactly right !!!

Messor
Messor
1 month ago

A hundred dollar bill is laying on the ground in a park. Santa Claus, a street bum, and an honest Democrat come upon it. Who ends up with the $100 bill? Obviously the street bum, because the other two are fictional characters.

Steve Earle
Steve Earle
1 month ago

I don’t remember, did Manchin vote to Impeach the President? Did He support Kavanaugh for the SCOTUS? Does he vote lock step with Nasty Nancy? Do you trust any Democrat at this time in history?

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
1 month ago

Why would anyone with any personal honor at all stay in the democrat party,jump ship and join in with the republicans.

Larry Wayne Larson
Larry Wayne Larson
1 month ago

If joe isn;t up for re-election, you can’t count on him to be reasonable, or anything else but democrat.

Gerry
Gerry
1 month ago

Afarid you might be right Larry !!

GOPinHawaii
GOPinHawaii
1 month ago

Time for Joe Manchin to stop pretending he is one of these liberal democrats and realize that his home is in the GOP

Mikey
Mikey
1 month ago

Manchin, sadly, is a blue dog democrat, a severely endangered species.

Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

If he’s truly “rational,” he will vote for Amy Barrett. We’ll see (but don’t hold your breath!).

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