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.
担当者. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y。, called Manchin the “new Mitch McConnell.” 担当者. アレクサンドリアオカシオコルテス, D-N.Y。, accused the moderate senator of backing GOP “有権者の抑圧.” And a third New York Democrat, 担当者. モンデアジョーンズ, 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.