Reps. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., gritó Manchin en un ensayo titulado “La Casa de la Democracia está en llamas. Debemos salvarlo” where he said the senator must make a choice between his long-shot desire for bipartisan compromise and saving democracy.
“By dooming our democracy in the name of bipartisanship, Senator Manchin is betraying both,” Jones wrote, arguing the provisions of the election reform legislation have widespread support outside of the partisan Senate.
Jones, a freshman progressive in the House, criticized Manchin for wanting to protect the filibuster, también, and said by doing so he’s backing discriminatory voting measures.
“We cannot let this Jim Crow relic cement the new Jim Crow,” Jones wrote of the filibuster.