In today's Wheeling News-Register, Senator Shelley Moore Capito issues a stern warning: “The GOP Won't Let Democrats Change Senate Rules”
Democrats: please pay attention. Only Republicans are allowed to change Senate rules to get around the filibuster
Capito begins her op-ed:
We are at a critical moment in history.
With the slimmest of majorities, Democrats haven't been able to pass their wildly unpopular and dangerous agenda. As a result, they are considering using the nuclear option to eliminate the Senate's 60-vote threshold for legislation. And, they are doing . . .
Recent articles and reactions to West Virginia's senator
The most recent articles on Joe Manchin include this to-the-point article by Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell:
Manchin's coal corruption is so much worse than you knew https://t.co/fILHTw0X2d— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 10, 2022
From the article:
The truth is, Manchin is best understood as a grifter . . .
Senator Joe announces on Fox News that he is killing the Build Back Better bill and voting rights bill
This morning on Fox:
Manchin also signals that he isn't in favor of changing the filibuster rules for voting rights. So that's basically it for Biden's agenda in this Congress. pic.twitter.com/wY87eWLBFy— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 19, 2021
Comments, anyone? (I'll refrain for the moment.)
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 . . .