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Prepare for more Democratic meltdown.

Joe Biden attacked Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and lied his head off, claiming they voted with Republicans often. That was untrue, they’ve voted with Biden 100% of the time so far.

We reported how Sinema’s response was to crush Biden’s dream of killing the filibuster, delivering a sterling defense of why it was important and should not be eliminated.

Sinema on not voting on the Jan. 6 commission: “I had a personal family matter.”

On the filibuster: “To those who say we must make a choice between the filibuster and X, I say this is a false choice.” pic.twitter.com/9RbLRwfmU8

— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 2, 2021

Now Joe Manchin is responding decisively and Democrats trying to grab power are definitely going to gnash their teeth over this one.

Manchin wrote an op-ed in the Gazette-Mail making it clear that he would not be voting for the Democrats’ voting grab, known as the “For the People Act.” He also reiterated that he would not kill the filibuster.

Manchin chastised the Democrats, noting how the filibuster had protected Democrat rights and how Democrats had defended it in the past.

With that in mind, some Democrats have again proposed eliminating the Senate filibuster rule in order to pass the For the People Act with only Democratic support. They’ve attempted to demonize the filibuster and conveniently ignore how it has been critical to protecting the rights of Democrats in the past….Then, it was Senate Democrats who were proudly defending the filibuster. Thirty-three Senate Democrats penned a letter to Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., warning of the perils of eliminating the filibuster.

Manchin ripped the Democrat power grab.

It has been said by much wiser people than me that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Well, what I’ve seen during my time in Washington is that every party in power will always want to exercise absolute power, absolutely. Our founders were wise to see the temptation of absolute power and built in specific checks and balances to force compromise that serves to preserve

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