‘This Job’s Not Price It to Me to Promote My Soul’

US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Friday afternoon after failing to get at least 10 Republicans to join the Democrats in order not to vote on a bill to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th uprising, expressed frustration.

Manchin, unwaveringly supportive of the Jim Crow-era filibuster tactics, told reporters, “This job is not worth selling my soul to me.”

Manchin’s full remarks made to Forbes’ Andrew Solender about the Republicans who voted to block the January 6th Insurrection Commission bill:

“This job is not worth it to me to sell my soul. What are you gonna do, vote me out? It’s not a bad option, I can go home. “

“If that’s what you want. But I sure won’t sell my soul when I know what’s right. And that’s right for us to heal the land. You have to get this commission. “

Manchin, who has also announced that it will not support HR1 / S1, the “For the People Act” to protect voting rights, has positioned itself as a Senator (Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska) more liberally than Manchin in view of its conservative voting results. ) He has absolutely refused to allow the filibuster (which was intended to prevent civil rights laws from being passed for the past 99 years and was particularly applied in the late mid-20th century).

Nation’s judicial correspondent Elie Mystal notes, “If the filibuster hadn’t existed, the 1/6 commission would have received 10-15 Republican votes.”

What’s funny is that if the filibuster hadn’t existed, the 1/6 commission would have got 10-15 Republican votes.

Some people understand that, right? This bill * would * have been non-partisan if the filibuster hadn’t rewarded total obstructionism.

– Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) May 28, 2021

Manchin criticized his Republican counterparts after the 54-35 vote failed:

“The decision to put politics and political elections above the health of our democracy is incomprehensible. And the betrayal of the oath we all take is something they have to live with. “

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