Manchin, Murkowski: Endorsing Each Other; Build Back Better Is Dead

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Politics has always been a touchy subject, and it seems to be getting even more sensitive as time goes on. These days, it seems like just about everyone has an opinion on the current political landscape, and they’re not afraid to share it. This can lead to some pretty heated discussions, especially on social media. This can be a good thing, but it can also lead to some heated discussions.

This just blew me away when I first read it. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on TV. Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Lisa Murkowski were endorsing each other. This should send a sure message to Joe Biden. These two Senators will not allow anything to pass or not without both sides having input.

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, while stressing the values of bipartisanship Sunday morning, said they’d endorse each other’s reelection campaigns, and Manchin stressed again that President Joe Biden’s Built Back Better bill will remain dead because it was being pushed without both sides having the opportunity for input.

“The Build Back Better bill has been presented over, what, the last seven, eight, nine months,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said on CNN’s “State of the Union” during a lengthy joint interview with Murkowski, R-Alaska. “That bill no longer will exist.”

 Manchin said his biggest concern and opposition was that it did not go “through the process” of committee discussions.

 “Whether or not Lisa votes for it, being a Republican, she should have an opportunity to have input,” said Manchin. “It should have gone through the committee. These are major changes.

Those changes should be a hearing, there should be markup and then you’ll have a better product whether your friends on the other side vote for it or not, but they have to have input.”

     Could Manchin and Murkowski be signaling they want Congress to run the way the Constitution says? Could Manchin and Murkowski be signaling they want Congress to run the way the Constitution intended? In this age of partisan politics, it’s hard to believe that two Senators from opposite sides of the aisle could come together for a common cause.

We have to also ask the question,’ Did these two Senators get picked to reshape their party? Both of these Senators criticized Former President Trump. I can’t but help to think about what Mike Pence did. He went against his former boss on national TV. Are Republicans sending the signal that they will begin moving away from Trump?

Both senators are also working on election reform, particularly after the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

“When one congressman and one senator can bring a state’s authentic count to a halt, it’s wrong,” he said. “It’s not protecting electors when you can change electors before you send them here after the election. This is what we’re going to fix. We have a group that’s continuing to grow. We’re 15 to 20 people that want to be part of it now.”

     And, Manchin said he believes the legislation “absolutely will pass,” even though some people are saying it does not go far enough.

   

“Some are going to criticize it for not being enough, and others will say too much,” Murkowski agreed “We’re going to take the Goldilocks approach here We’re going to try to find what’s just right. It’s not going to be just right for everybody, but will it be a step ahead? Will it be important for the country? Yeah.”

     We’re just going to have to keep an eye on this situation as I’m sure it will gain momentum.

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