Sunday on MSNBC’s “Velshi,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) slammed Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) for voicing his opposition to eliminating the filibuster in the Senate.
Manchin argued in an op-ed that the filibuster has been “critical to protecting the rights of Democrats in the past.”
According to Clyburn, Manchin is “misrepresenting to the public” the purpose of the filibuster. He also said the filibuster “has been used to deny people’s right … to be a part of the Democratic process.”
“I read Senator Manchin’s op-ed this morning, and I think that Senator Manchin is misrepresenting to the public exactly what is going on here. He is not voting against HR-1 when he proposes to continue this filibuster,” Clyburn outlined. “The filibuster is to prevent the head of the Senate, Senator Schumer, to prevent him from limiting the debate and setting the date for an up or