Chuck Schumer’s number one job is preserving the Democrats’ Senate majority.
Schumer also needs to push Joe Biden’s radical agenda past GOP opposition.
And Chuck Schumer got some bad news that is forcing him to make one giant change.
Democrats passed the blue state bailout bill through the House and Senate along party line votes with no Republican support using the reconciliation process.
But Democrats can only employ the reconciliation process because it involved budgetary matters.
Democrats are teeing up legislation to put 59 million Americans that perform freelance work out of a job, create a national gun registration database and grant amnesty to anywhere between 11 and 30 million illegal aliens.
The Democrat majority in the Senate rests on Kamala Harris’ ability to cast a tie-breaking 51st vote so Democrats are nowhere near the 60 votes necessary to ram their radical left-wing agenda into law.
However, Democrats could eliminate the filibuster and pass these bills with a simple majority.
That requires Democrats to stay united on a vote to change the rules.
West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin told POLITICO that he would not support changing the rules to eliminate the filibuster.
POLITICO asked Manchin to clarify comments Manchin made on Fox News where Manchin sounded open to changing the rules to weaken the filibuster to allow Democrats to pass left-wing bills with just 51 votes.
“Jiminy Christmas, buddy. That’s why I even hate to say anything to you,” Manchin exclaimed.
Manchin declared that he would allegedly never vote for any rule changes that eliminated the 60 vote threshold to end debate on a bill.
“I want to make it very clear to everybody: There’s no way that I would vote to prevent the minority from having input into the process in the Senate. That means protecting the filibuster,” Manchin continued. “It must be a process to get to that 60-vote threshold.”
On “Fox News Sunday,” Manchin sounded like he was willing to consider a rule change where a senator had to hold the floor and stage a talking filibuster and once that senator ended the speech the Senate could move onto an up or down vote.
“The filibuster should be painful, it really should be painful and we’ve made it more comfortable over the years,” Manchin claimed. “Maybe it has to be more painful.”
Manchin repeated the idea that the filibuster—which has been around since the 1800s—needed to be “painful.”
“If you want to make it a little bit more painful, make him stand there and talk,” Manchin added. “I’m willing to look at any way we can, but I’m not willing to take away the involvement of the minority.”
Manchin’s words are difficult to believe.
The West Virginia Democrat once claimed he was pro-gun only to collude with Barack Obama on trying to create a national gun registration database.
But Manchin repeating that he would uphold the filibuster will cripple the ability of Chuck Schumer to guide Joe Biden’s radical agenda through the Senate.
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