The Democrats’ attacks on Senator Joe Manchin(D-WV) have failed.
After Manchin killed Build Back Better in its current form, the White House lashed out at Manchin.
Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton have all secretly called Manchin behind the scenes lobbying him to change his stance on the Senate filibuster.
Fellow Democrat senators have as well.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is getting pressure from powerful corners of the Democratic Party to change his stance on the Senate filibuster to pass voting reforms.
In addition to regular talks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other fellow Democratic senators, Manchin has heard from past presidents and celebrities alike.
He’s told colleagues that his phone has been lighting up in recent days with calls from former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and legendary TV host Oprah Winfrey, Politico reported.
They are lobbying him to vote in favor of removing the 60-vote Senate rule to pass major voting rights reforms with a simple majority.
Since opposing Biden’s Build Back Better plan, his approval among West Virginians has jumped seven points — to 59%.
The point I’m making is that not only has Joe Manchin been heroic, he has also been loyally representing the voters of West Virginia. Some recent polling shows that West Virginians oppose the big government socialism bill.
Nearly two thirds of them believe the bill would lead to higher costs for gas and groceries. Senator Manchin’s job approval has gone up seven points to 59 percent. He’s doing the lord’s work.
And he offered a deal to Chuck Schumer last summer, and Mr. Schumer dissed him.
They both signed on the bottom line of a good memo and then Senator Schumer walked away. Essentially he lied. Mr. Schumer doesn’t want workfare. He hates fossil fuels. He loves high taxes. Except when it comes to New York state and local tax deduction.
Manchin knows what the people of West Virginia want.