'Squad' Dem Cori Bush to Joe Manchin: Fall in line or 'get out of our way'

Manchin said Sunday he won’t support the sweeping election overhaul reform because it’s too partisan and would further divide the country – earning the wrath of the most liberal members of Congress. 

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Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., called Manchin the “new Mitch McConnell.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., accused the moderate senator of backing GOP “voter suppression.” And a third New York Democrat, Rep. Mondaire Jones, said Manchin is trying to “preserve Jim Crow.”

Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist before entering Congress this year, said Manchin should just fall in line with the rest of his party “or get out of our way.”

The Squad has long been frustrated with Manchin for his stance against eliminating the filibuster, which would allow Democrats to pass legislation in the Senate with a simple majority. Progressives want to push through an ambitious agenda – including D.C. statehood, voting rights, gun control and police reform – while Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House. 

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, then-activist Cori Bush speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in St. Louis. Bush was elected to Congress in November and is a member of the progressive Squad. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, then-activist Cori Bush speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in St. Louis. Bush was elected to Congress in November and is a member of the progressive Squad. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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