Manchin pressured to back filibuster changes by Clinton, Obama, Oprah

In addition to regular talks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and other fellow Democratic senators, Manchin has heard from past presidents and celebrities alike.

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He’s told colleagues that his phone has been lighting up in recent days with calls from former Presidents Bill Clinton e Barack Obama and legendary TV host Oprah Winfrey, Riferito Politico.

They are lobbying him to vote in favor of removing the 60-vote Senate rule to pass major voting rights reforms with a simple majority.

Suo. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., delivers remarks to reporters at the U.S. Campidoglio di Washington, Nov. 1, 2021.

Suo. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., delivers remarks to reporters at the U.S. Campidoglio di Washington, Nov. 1, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Representatives for Manchin, Clinton, Obama and Winfrey did not immediately respond to Fox News’ richiesta di commento.

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The pressure is ramping up as Schumer set a Jan. 17 deadline to vote on changing the Senate filibuster rules to advance voting reforms – a top priority for the Democratic agenda. Schumer wants an exception made for election legislation, arguing there’s an urgent need for national standards to combatsoppressione degli elettorilaws passed in GOP-led states after the 2020 Elezioni presidenziali.

Finora, Manchin has shown no signs of budging and continues to stress the importance of protecting the Senate as an institution.

In response to a question about a filibuster exception for voting rights, Manchin told reporters Tuesday: “Anytime there’s a carve out, you eat the whole turkey.

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