In leaked audio, Sen. Manchin Signals Support for Filibuster Reform

Former Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and congressional historian Norm Ornstein join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss Senator Joe Manchin’s possible support for reforming the 60-vote filibuster threshold.

6/17/2021 10:32:00 AM

'If you look back at what Manchin has written and said, it's been misinterpreted by a lot of people. He said 'I won't vote kill the filibuster or to weaken it,'' historian Norm Ornstein says as Sen. Manchin signals support for filibuster reform.

Former Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and congressional historian Norm Ornstein join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss Senator Joe Manchin’s possible support for reforming the 60-vote filibuster threshold.

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They have to come up with something that makes sense. We already went through a president being knee capped. The Senate has become a graveyard. If you party is the minority it's a reason why. When you have the gavels you suppose to pass things that make sense for the country. In other words, he will only support changes that empower the Qblican regime.

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Fmr. staffer to Sen. Manchin: Manchin is ‘not going to abandon his state for the sake of bipartisanship’Jonathan Kott, former communications director for Sen. Joe Manchin, and Hoppy Kercheval, host of West Virginia’s MetroNews TalkLine, join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss Sen. Manchin’s view on the filibuster and if Manchin can be moved on the “For the People Act.” Is his kid a hostage or something? Yeah, and pull on this leg and it plays jingle bells. That Manchin wants to work w/ his Repub colleagues isn't the issue. Rather, r his Repub friends, as he refers to them, really willing to compromise w/ Dems on the hard issues, & red lines they've drawn in the sand. Bipartisanship is a noble aspiration. But it takes 2 to tango!

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