No So Fast Biden! Manchin and Sinema Will Not End Filibuster

Once again Joe Biden looks weak and clueless.

On Thursday the unpopular president, a former moderate from Delaware, called for Senate Democrats to end the over 100-year filibuster rule in order to pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade via a national guarantee for obtaining an abortion.

The problem is that Biden and his handlers still do not realize that emotionalism has not had an effect on moving the remaining 2 moderate US Senators in their party to vote for ending the well-established and utilized political tool.

The left made the same error late last year while trying to bypass the filibuster to get “voting rights” legislation through Congress: Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) both told Joe – NO!

With the Senate divided 50-50, these two defectors are acting as permanent blocks of the radical left’s agenda.

During a news conference in Madrid on Thursday, a reporter asked the 46th president, “What further specific executive actions are you considering in response to the Roe ruling?”

Biden responded, “I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law. And the way to do that is to make sure that Congress votes to do that.”

“And if the filibuster gets in the way … require an exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision,” Biden added.

The issue the reporter was addressing, stems from the Supreme Court’s decision last Friday overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

The offices of Manchin and Sinema told reporters their views on ending the filibuster have not changed although they wanted Roe to remain the law of the land.

CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted, “Sinema stands by her opposition to gutting the 60-vote threshold despite Biden’s call for a carveout on abortion rights. Her office points to this op-ed: ‘And, sometimes, the filibuster … is needed to protect against attacks on women’s health.’”

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act in September.

The legislation fell short, because of Manchin, in the Senate when it did not meet the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome the filibuster, NPR reported.

Manchin was the only Democratic Senator to not vote to end the debate, resulting in a 49-51 vote. If the WV Senator would have joined in, Vice President Harris would have broken the tie, voting yes.

Manchin said at the time he would vote to codify Roe, but the Women’s Health Protection Act apparently went too far for him.



Manchin’s and Sinema’s opposition to ending the filibuster is based on their concerns that the GOP could use a simple majority in the future to ram through conservative legislation.

Manchin explained during the federal voting rights legislation debate, that changing or manipulating the filibuster rule is “a tough one … because what goes around comes around here. You’ve got to be very careful what you do.”

Similarly, Sinema said on ABC’s “The View,” “People seem to not like the filibuster when they’re the ones who want to pass the legislation.”

“But when we’re in the minority,” she continued, “we being either Democrats or Republicans — we use the filibuster a lot to force dialogue, to bring people together and to make changes.” 

Far-left activists are actively looking for a candidate to run against Manchin, hoping to primary his re-election efforts, replacing him with someone who will march in steps with the party’s majority.

By: Eric Thompson, editor of EricThompsonShow.com. Follow me on Twitter and MagaBook

This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics

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