The chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) calls for sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinBriahna Joy Gray: Biden, Manchin does not have ‘sincere commitment to topartiship’ Overnight Health Care: US donates 500 million Pfizer doses to other countries: reports | GOP’s attack on Fauci at the center of pandemic message | Federal Court of Appeals Blocks Missouri Abortion Ban in Missouri: Two-Party Senate Group Instructs Infrastructure Tax Increases | New report real estate pushes more wealth tax (DW.Va.) for his decision not to support the legislation on the right to vote pursued by his party.
“Joe Manchin has to do what Americans want our senators to do, which is to protect their right to vote,”
DNC Chairman Jaime HarrisonJaime Harrison Note: The ‘normal’ pre-Trump ‘is gone for good DNC chairman: Texas revision measure’ one of those who breaks the glass moments’ Emhoff hits campaign tracks to unite New Mexico ahead of special election MORE smashes @JoeManchinWV and says he is “against America” for opposing S1.
“Either you are for America or you are against it.”
The leader of the Democratic Party turns the rhetoric against one of his own with a 50/50 Senate. pic.twitter.com/lPeeTjpIeP
– America Rising (@AmericaRising) June 10, 2021
Manchin, a Conservative Democrat representing a state that voted for the former President TrumpDonald Trump – Former House Republicans to Challenge DeWine to Candidate for Government in Ohio GOP Senators Press Justice Department to Compare Arrests with Capitol Rebellion Overnight Defense: Austin Leads Classified Initiatives to Counter China | Biden emphasizes alliances in speech to troops Lockdown lifted at Texas base after reported shooting MORE in the last two presidential elections has been targeted in recent weeks by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party over his declared opposition to several political initiatives.
In an up-and-coming Sunday, Manchin said he would vote against the For the People Act – a massive election revision law in America – and reiterated his support for the legislative filibuster, a procedural obstacle that Democrats have said Republicans use to block the necessary change in America.
“I think it will divide us further. I do not want to be in a country divided any longer than I am in right now. I love my country and I think my Democratic and Republican colleagues feel the same, said Manchin of his decision not to support his party’s bill on the right to vote. “If we continue to divide it and separate ourselves more, it will not be united. It will not be the country we love and know, and it will be difficult because it will be back and forth, no matter who has the power.”
Progressive lawmakers have said Manchin unnecessarily stands in the way of progress, with a Democrat referring to the West Virginia senator this week as the “new Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Energy: Company Officially Nixes Keystone XL Pipeline | Government watchdog finds flaws, but no Trump influence, in clearing Lafayette Square Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats ‘burn precious time’ with GOP talks Democrats blow up Biden climate adviser over infrastructure remarks MORE. ”
After meeting with a group of civil rights leaders, Manchin said he was immobile but had a productive conversation about the right to vote with them.
“There was nothing fundamental for-or-against … Basically, everyone’s position was discussed,” Manchin said after the meeting.
While Democrats in Congress are considering their next move, Harrison said there is nothing to waste time securing the right to vote ahead of the 2021 midterm elections.
“People have to make a decision about where they are on this issue,” Harrison said. “Because it’s not both sides. You’re either for America or you’re against it.”