Manchin to Keep Filibuster as GOP Mounts Jan. 6 Commission Opposition …

Bill Mitchell • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Tuesday he will keep the filibuster in place even if Republicans use it to thwart the partisan January 6 Commission. “Joe Manchin says he would NOT be willing to nuke the filibuster even if Republicans use it to block the Jan. 6 commission. ‘I can’t take the fallout,’ he told us, laughing loudly,” a Forbes reporter tweeted. The Democrats need a total of ten Republicans to vote for the partisan investigation. In the event that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tries to start debate on the bill before the vote, a move that would requires 60 votes to defeat a filibuster, Manchin would not... read more • Bill Mitchell!