President Biden suffered yet another humiliating defeat in as Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) joined all the Senate Republicans to safe the filibuster.
Senate Democrats attempted to use a “nuclear option” to get around the filibuster for two major elections bills, but that effort failed.
Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sinema, D-Ariz., joined all Senate Republicans in opposing the attempt to alter the Senate filibuster on party lines, resulting in a 48-52 final tally.
That vote followed a failed attempt by Democrats to advance the election bills over the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold. All Republicans opposed it.
“I am profoundly disappointed that the United States Senate has failed to stand up for our democracy. I am disappointed — but I am not deterred,” President Biden said in response to the devastating setbacks for his radical agenda.
Sen. Mitt Romney praised the efforts of Republicans to stop a very dangerous attack on Senate traditions.
“The Senate voted tonight to preserve the 60 vote, bipartisan approval for legislation, saving the institution itself. Senators Manchin and Sinema demonstrated the courage of their convictions. It was a good and historic night,” he said.
Sinema casts vote to keep filibuster rules while wearing RED. Need I say… cry more? pic.twitter.com/MPoz2Dp27h— Suburban Black Man ?? (@goodblackdude) January 20, 2022