Rachel Maddow exposed the logical flaw in Sen. Manchin’s call for ten Senate Republicans to support S1 while the GOP destroys voting rights.
Rachel Maddow evokes the absurdity of Senator Joe Manchin, who wants 10 Senate Republicans to vote for a suffrage bill if the Republican Party actively seeks to take the vote away. #Maddow pic.twitter.com/MqHx1qrofY
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 26, 2021
For Senate Democrats, part of the answer to that question is S1, the For The People Act. This bill has 49 co-sponsors in the Senate. 49 out of 50 Democratic Senators co-sponsored it. The only Democrat who didn’t do this is Senator Joe Manchin. He’s the only Democratic Senator who hasn’t signed his name in support.
He does not want to register to support this comprehensive voting rights law, which offers federal protection for voting rights. He doesn’t want to sign up unless a couple of Republicans vote for it too. This type of bill protects people’s right to vote. Make sure every vote counts. That’s only value to him, unless a significant number of Republicans in the United States Senate agree to vote for it too. Just to really phrase it. Senator Manchin wants to find at least ten Republican senators to vote for a bill to protect voting rights. Ten senators from the party trying to institutionalize the right to overthrow free and fair elections if a Republican doesn’t win them.
The Republican Party is trying to reset voting rights in the United States by at least 60 years. There’s no way Republicans can vote for any serious bill that extends the right to vote. Some people need to know what their political endgame relates more to their own political survival than to non-partisanship.
The Senator from West Virginia’s position is that nothing can be done about the GOP’s campaign to rig future elections unless ten Senate Republicans back it up.
Rachel Maddow unveils Joe Manchin’s bipartisan charade to reveal a senator fearful of getting a tough vote and explaining it to the people of his state.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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