What a surprise: McConnell tells Manchin and the Democrats that they can compromise all they want -- 'the For the People Act ain't gonna happen'
This after today's local Ogden papers gave up half of their front pages supporting Manchin's alternate plan
Both of today's Wheeling papers featured a front-page story on WV senator Joe Manchin's efforts to win Republican votes for the For the People Act. But, according to the Republican Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, it's not going to happen. Here's the headline at Politico last hour:
GOP crushes Manchin's . . .
Bill Maher on Joe Manchin: "For a Democrat, he is the most powerful Republican in the Senate" (with 6/13 update)
Today’s Wheeling News-Register dedicates its editorial page to keeping in that way
Little did I know when I wrote yesterday’s post on our local papers’ love affair with West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin, that today's Wheeling News-Register would dedicate most of its weekend editorial page to even more praise. Here are the lowlights:
Pat Buchanan suggests that Manchin meets JFK’s criteria for . . .
Thursday's Ogden-Wheeling editorial asserts that WV senator Joe Manchin, by opposing Democratic efforts to pass the For the People Act, is standing with the people. In doing so, the editorial frames the debate around federal vs. state control of elections:
Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., see it for what . . .
Is this the connection that explains our senator’s behavior?
Earlier today from CNBC:
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NEW: INSIDE the campaign by the Koch network to pressure @Sen_JoeManchin to oppose key pieces of his own party's agenda, including eliminating the filibuster and the For the People Act.— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) June 8, 2021
- Radio ads have been launched in West Virginiahttps://t.co/P5UfzkQAw0
with Monday update
From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail
Read it here.
The AP story
A Democratic senator says he will not vote for an overhaul of U.S. election law, virtually guaranteeing the failure of a top Biden administration priority. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia also restated his opposition to changing the . . .
(With Shelley Moore Capito update and Joe Manchin's after-the-vote reaction)
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin earlier today:
My statement on the January 6th Commission: pic.twitter.com/ZfNhQfKzmh— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) May 27, 2021
Is Manchin finally seeing the light? Probably not -- look at how he responds to a reporter's question about it:
More from MANCHIN on why he . . .
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Yesterday, Senator Joe was outraged
Politico Playbook: Sen. Joe Manchin was outraged that his GOP colleagues were suggesting they would filibuster the bipartisan setup of the Jan. 6 commission. @playbookdc— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 24, 2021
Why the outrage? Hasn't he been following what Mitch McConnell has been . . .