Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell was asked about Senator Joe Manchin’s voting rights compromise, and he said no Republican would support him.
Here’s what McConnell told reporters:
McConnell says he is against Manchin’s compromise in the election
“All Republicans will also reject that”
– Burgess Everett (@burgessev) June 17, 2021
Senator Manchin’s compromise is a really good proposal. It was endorsed by Stacey Abrams. Manchin retains the key elements of the For The People Act, but adds flexible voting ID requirements. It is a proposal that every Democrat should leave behind, and it should have had Republican support if Republicans had no intention of rigging elections by preventing people from voting.
The non-partisanship that Manchin and others want to return to the Senate does not exist. There is no voting law that would receive Republican support. Mitch McConnell said it himself, so it is time for Senator Manchin and the other Democratic objectors to wake up and change the filibuster to pass a voting bill.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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