Senator Manchin (D-W.V.) is not buying into an exception for the filibuster.
This is creating a significant rift in the Democrat Party.
Rep. Clyburn (D-S.C.), one of the more prominent and influential Dems in the House, is livid, openly calling out Manchin.
The Civil War
If you thought the infighting in the GOP was bad when Trump was in office, well, get a load of this.
Manchin does not support a rules change, stating, “I’ve always been for rules being done the way we’ve always done, two-thirds of members voting.
“Any way you can do a rules change to where everyone’s involved, that’s a rule that usually will stay. That’s what we should be pursuing.”
Clyburn stated, “I am, as you know, a black person, descended of people who were given the vote by the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
“The 15th Amendment was not a bipartisan vote. It was a single-party vote that gave black people the right to vote.
“Manchin and others need to stop saying that because that gives me great pain for somebody to imply that the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution is not legitimate because it did not have bipartisan buy-in.”
You know what is funny about that statement? It was Democrats that tried to block the voting amendment, with only Republicans voting in favor of it.
That is actually secondary to the point that NOBODY Is challenging the 15th Amendment is not legitimate, either.
This is what Democrats do, though… they always have to take things to an extreme.
Stop making excuses, Clyburn, there is no way you can justify an exception to the filibuster rule to get your way, no matter how far back you dig into history.
Source: New York Post