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Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) speaks during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2020. (Toni Sandys/Reuters Pool)

Representative Jamaal Bowman (D., N.Y.) on Monday accused Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) of “doing everything in his power to stop democracy” and claimed that the moderate Democrat has become the “new Mitch McConnell.”

Bowman’s comments come after Manchin came out against Democrats’ sweeping voter rights legislation in an essay for the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Sunday. 

While Democrats have claimed their “For the People Act” is necessary in light of the Republican “assault” on voter rights, Manchin said he would vote against the bill over concern that any partisan voting legislation “will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy.” 

On Monday, Bowman compared Manchin to McConnell, the Senate minority leader, saying “Mitch McConnell, during Obama’s presidency, said he would do everything in his power to stop Obama. He’s also repeated that now during the Biden presidency.”

“And now Joe Manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy and to stop our work for the people,” he said. 

JUST NOW: whoa.

“Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell…Joe Manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy.”

Dem Rep @JamaalBowmanNY on @Sen_JoeManchin on voting rights and the fillibuster.@NewDaypic.twitter.com/PYBiMo8l0o

— John Berman (@JohnBerman) June 7, 2021

“Manchin is not pushing us closer to bipartisanship, he is doing the work of the Republican Party by being an obstructionist, just like they’ve been since the beginning of Biden’s presidency,” he added.

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