Joe Manchin Will Vote Against ‘The For The People Act’ and Wants to Keep the Filibuster, House Progressives Go on the Attack, Trump Praises Him

Former West Virginia Governor and Secretary of State and now Democrat U.S. Senator Joe Manchin announced Sunday he will not vote for the Democrat pushed “For The People Act” which is a left-wing bill that would preserve voter rights in the Democrat’s words.

You can click here to read Joe Manchin’s op-ed in which he went into a great deal about why he won’t support this legislation. Manchin also reaffirmed his support for keeping the filibuster.

This caused several Democrats to go after Senator Manchin for his hard stance against this legislation.

AOC retweeted Rep Mondaire Jones (D-NY) “Manchin’s op-ed might as well be titled, “Why I’ll vote to preserve Jim Crow.”

“Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell.” — Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) on Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) vow to block Dem voting rights bill and preserve filibuster.”

Senator Manchin is the only person in the country stopping the Democrat’s radical far-left agenda from being put into place as he is a moderate Democrat from the deep red state of West Virginia. This comes as some progressive Democrats are calling for him to leave the party.

However, if this were to happen the Republicans would have the majority in the U.S. Senate and thus Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would be the majority leader. This would end any chance at enacting their far-left agenda.

Progressives should keep in mind Joe Manchin is up for re-election in 2024 and his seat is crucial for a Democrat-controlled Senate. If he does bow to the far-left it may put his seat in jeopardy come election time.

Trump praised Manchin for sticking up to the Democrats and warned what would happen if he didn’t, saying, “Otherwise you’re packing the Court, you’re doing all sorts of very, very bad things that were unthinkable and were never even brought up during the election. Nobody brought this stuff up. Bernie Sanders can’t believe it. This is so radical liberal, radical left, Bernie Sanders can’t believe it. This is far more than he ever even talked about. They cannot, the most progressive —they use the term progressive — but the most radical left people cannot believe what’s happening.”

With Manchin and the fillibuster still there, it will be very hard for the Democrats to do anything extreme like enact the “For the People Act” or the “Green New Deal”. We will have to see if the infighting from Manchin and the progressives continue.

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