Donald Trump praised West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin for rebuffing Democratic Party efforts to change the filibuster rule, which the former president said Monday would allow Democrats to muscle through a polarizing political agenda beyond even the policies of liberal lodestar Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“He’s doing the right thing,” Trump said of Manchin during an interview on Fox Business. “Otherwise, you’re going to be back in the court. You’re going to be doing all sorts of very, very bad things that were unthinkable and were never even brought up during the election.”
Democratic activists are urging lawmakers to reform the filibuster rule, arguing that it creates gridlock in Congress and will stymie President Joe Biden’s legislative efforts. Manchin, a centrist Democrat from a deeply red state, has bucked these calls, drawing criticism from the Left.
“That seems like a victory for the Republicans,” Fox