Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that the election reform so-called For The People Act was “the wrong piece of legislation” at this time to unite that country, and said that was why it did not have his support.
Partial transcript as follows:
WALLACE: But let me ask you about another issue, voting rights. You’re the only Democrat in the Senate who is not supporting S-1, the so-called For the People Act.
WALLACE: Which would be a major voting reform bill. You say it’s too broad and too partisan. And, instead, you support basically a — a renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act which says that the feds get free clearance on any voting right changes in individual states, but you’d like it to apply to all 50 states, not just the states in the south that had a history of segregation. A couple of