Senate Democrats Prepare To Force Manchin And Sinema On The Record

January 18, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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January 18, 2022

The Senate is regrouping Tuesday, initially slated to be a holiday recess, to complete a seemingly ill-fated push to reform the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation.

The Democrats will have one last caucus meeting this evening, and the first roll call votes on the voting rights bills are expected Wednesday. When the Republicans filibuster the bills, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will likely try to change the filibuster rules. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), at least, will almost certainly join with the Republicans in opposing those changes.

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The Senate is regrouping Tuesday, initially slated to be a holiday recess, to complete a seemingly ill-fated push to reform the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation.

The Democrats will have one last caucus meeting this evening, and the first roll call votes on the voting rights bills are expected Wednesday. When the Republicans filibuster the bills, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will likely try to change the filibuster rules. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), at least, will almost certainly join with the Republicans in opposing those changes.

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  1. Avatar for mec mec says:

    I’m just as interested in getting that other 50 Senator block on the record.

  2. No secret ballot. no vote by acclamation or voice vote. I want to see the position of every single one of these bastards, including all of the Dems. This is no place for hiding in a cloakroom somewhere. This is historic and may well go down in infamy.

  3. Sen. Warren spoke about this last night on Colbert. But her focus was on the R’s, getting them on the record, and then using it as a bludgeon in upcoming elections. She seemed truly angry, but I do not recall any mention of Manchin or Sinema.

  4. Holy crap, someone check the thermostat in Hades, please–this University of Oklahoma fan may have found something to like at 'Bama after all!?! :flushed: :shushing_face: :mask:

    Nick Saban, the head football coach at the University of Alabama and friend of Manchin, is among the West Virginia natives and sports luminaries encouraging Manchin to pass voting rights legislation in a letter.

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