Over 100 far-left organizations signed a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) saying, “the filibuster needs to be eliminated,” in the wake of Republican Senators successfully blocking the legislation to create a commission to probe the events of January 6:
We have moved past hypotheticals and entered a perilous new moment for our democracy. Republicans’ decision to block legislation establishing a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection is a shameful abdication of their duties to our country.
The coalition of far-left groups, among them The People for the American Way and the Working Families Party, also directly quoted Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), saying, “So disheartening. It makes you really concerned about our country.” Manchin has said he is not willing to change his stance on the filibuster.
The group called out the Republicans by saying that they “could not even support a bipartisan investigation into a