To the dismay of leftist Democrats, Sen. Joe Manchin declared he will vote against the For the People Act, an overreaching election reform bill, in what he says is a stand for bipartisanship.
The For the People Act is ostensibly about voting rights, but behind rosy marketing, the bill is an opportunity for Democrats to weaken election integrity and allow for manipulation along partisan lines.
Manchin told Fox News that while he supported much of the bill’s content, a substantial number of provisions were unrelated to voting rights. “It’s the wrong piece of legislation to bring our country together and unite our country, and I’m not supporting that because I think it would divide us more,” the West Virginia Democrat told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t want to be in a country that’s divided any further.”
Manchin further noted in an op-ed to the Charleston Gazette-Mail that the partisan nature of the bill influenced his decision