Opinion | Democrats blame Sinema and Manchin for voting rights failure, but Biden's the one at fault

The president had a chance to pass his agenda when his approval rating was at its highest. Without the public's support, it's hard for him to convince members of Congress to fall in line.

1/21/2022 12:56:00 AM

Opinion | The president had a chance to pass his agenda when his approval rating was at its highest. Without the public's support, it's hard for him to convince members of Congress to fall in line. - NBCNewsTHINK

The president had a chance to pass his agenda when his approval rating was at its highest. Without the public's support, it's hard for him to convince members of Congress to fall in line.

.The filibuster is a Senate rule that requires 60 votes to bring any proposed legislation to a vote, but it would require only50 votesand a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Kamala Harris to change it. Biden's opposition to the filibuster had no legal or governance weight behind it. It was simply one man, albeit a very powerful one, stating his opinion and trying to influence the views of Democratic senators.

Any conversation between Biden and Manchin or Sinema would have looked a lot different in spring of 2021 than today. Back then, Biden could plausibly say that he had the American people, including the voters in Arizona, and perhaps even West Virginia, behind him and that a

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THINK Is N B C the new Fox? THINK He is to blame not those 2- they are doing the right thing THINK I have an opinion too. I think NBC opinion articles are biased horsecrap against the President, Vice President, and the legitimate choice of the Country's voters. THINK Lol, really? He tried when it was highest and Manchin/Sinema didn’t budge, and the republicans never even bothered to PRETEND they’d ever support his bills. RepAshleyHinson has the gall to claim credit for Biden’s bill, even though she voted AGAINST it. Why not ask her?

THINK He got the infrastructure bill passed. He had COVID-19 relief passed and it helped businesses and millions of Americans. Manchin and Sinema are the obstacles who are preventing big things to happen.