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 . . .
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 . . .
Further proof that Joe Manchin’s “compromise” and “work with the other side” are about keeping himself at center stage
WV’s senior senator tells us more fairytales about the 2020 presidential elections and how the American Rescue Plan was passed
Manchin caters to Trump voters
Senator Manchin, yesterday, in an op-ed in The Washington Post explained why he will not vote to weaken the filibuster especially as it applies to Republican opposition to the For the People Act:
Our ultimate goal should be to restore bipartisan faith in our voting process by assuring all . . .
NY Times headline on March 27: “In Washington, Policy Revolves Around Joe Manchin. He Likes It That Way”
And that was BEFORE the voting rights bill and infrastructure financing
Yes, Senator Manchin, because I would much rather see more corporate stock buybacks than better roads
WV’s senior senator is against reraising the corporate tax rate: