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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:13 PM

Manchin-McConnell meet amid new voting rights push

Source: The Hill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) met on Tuesday over a new voting and election bill being pushed by Democrats.

Manchin, who helped negotiate the bill, has been deputized by his caucus to try to find the 10 GOP senators who would support the bill and break a 60-vote legislative filibuster, with the Senate expected to try to start debate as soon as next week.

"I work with everybody. I want to find out where they are at, what we can do," Manchin told reporters after the meeting, confirming that he was pitching McConnell on the voting rights bill.

"I always think there's a pathway forward. You know me. ... I'm optimistic. I'm here to work with everybody," Manchin added.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/manchin-mcconnell-meet-amid-new-voting-rights-push/ar-AAOrGZy?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Manchin-McConnell meet amid new voting rights push (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 14 OP
marble falls Sep 14 #1
Chin music Sep 14 #2
Grokenstein Sep 14 #3
The Unmitigated Gall Sep 15 #12
PortTack Sep 14 #4
50 Shades Of Blue Sep 14 #5
qazplm135 Sep 14 #6
Chin music Sep 14 #9
Crowman2009 Sep 14 #7
gab13by13 Sep 14 #8
BlueIdaho Sep 14 #10
rickyhall Sep 14 #11
Deminpenn Sep 15 #13

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:25 PM

1. I can only imagine the conversation between the two biggest coal industry hacks.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:36 PM

3. Touch tips! Touch tips!

(if you need to look it up, do so at your own risk)

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 02:51 AM

12. Followed by a "Splashdown"!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:45 PM

4. President Biden has said he is in favor of nixing the filibuster to pass the voting rights bill

10 gqp are NEVER going to vote for this.

If they canít win fairly, they know they canít, they are just fine with cheating

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:53 PM

5. That bodes well!

/s

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:58 PM

6. If Manchin was serious

He'd at least bluff to McConnell that he was willing to tweak the filibuster for voting rights if ten didn't come over. But we all know he's not.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 09:59 PM

7. Hey all you Manchin supporters, explain this?

But but but he gives us 51 votes!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 10:05 PM

8. Debate next week,

vote the week after, water down the bill the week after, debate the bill the week after, vote on the bill the week after, vacation, Kornacki time.

I actually agree with this process since it has Manchin as a co-sponsor, so when Republicans vote it down the only option left is a carve out for the filibuster.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:09 PM

10. Was this before or after

McConnell announced no republicans would vote for the bill?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 11:12 PM

11. I figure since Manchin keeps talking bipartisan they'll let him try to prove it can't done.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 15, 2021, 06:51 AM

13. +1

If Manchin succeeds, great; if not, then there'll be at least a filibuster carve out for voting rights bills.

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