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 . . .
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Update: Senator Joe Manchin and the January 6 investigation
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 . . .
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What have WV senators been saying lately?
With 5/7 update
Good for Senator Shelley
From NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake:
WV’s @SenCapito today defended @Liz_Cheney as “bold and truthful into her truth,” and warned her party that actions against Cheney “could start narrowing the tent, which I think this will do. And that concerns me greatly.” pic.twitter.com/aYel1fOxXw— . . .
Manchin strikes again
"Sit down and work with your colleagues." Senator, when has Mitch McConnell ever demonstrated that he can be trusted?
From the Washington Post's Greg Sargent:
Here's my exchange with Sen. Manchin. He says he won't support ending the filibuster even on organizing resolutions.
I asked him about the fact that McConnell isn't letting Dems take over the majority. His answer is Schumer/McConnell have to work it out:https://t.co/coyVTcRLhc . . .
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Updates and other news from around the Web
Jury foreman works with the accused to formulate strategy
From The Hill:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pledging that he'll be in "total coordination" with the White House as he plots the GOP strategy for an impeachment trial.
McConnell, during an interview with Fox News, repeatedly . . .
What a coincidence!
Yesterday: Kentucky’s Republican governor loses. Today: Mitch McConnell becomes co-sponsor of a new miner pension bill
Last night, Kentucky’s incumbent Republican governor, Matt Bevins, was upset by Democrat Andy Beshear. Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY), who has long prevented any vote on miner pensions has decided to co-sponsor new miner pension legislation with West Virginia’s two senators. According to WV News:
Joining . . .
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Hey News-Register, the holdup on miner pensions isn’t DEMOCRAT Pelosi, it’s REPUBLICAN’s McConnell and Trump
The title of today’s editorial wants to pin the responsibility for the pension on Democrats. It states: “Aid the Retirees, Speaker Pelosi”
Today’s lead editorial* in today's Wheeling News-Register is about the fate of the miner pension plan. The editorial notes that West Virginia’s and Ohio’s senators have:
fought hard to save the pension fund. But bills they have promoted have been bottle up in committees.
No, they haven’t been “bottled-up” in . . .