Sen. Joe Manchin indicated he still has no plans of supporting Democratic plans to pack the Supreme Court or do away with the legislative filibuster.
“It’s all the same. Nothing’s changed,” Manchin said in response to Fox News’s Special Report host Bret Baier asking if the West Virginia Democrat stood behind his November commitment not to do away with the filibuster or to pack the Supreme Court. “My job right now … is to do everything in my power to bring this country together, to heal the country, and to work in a bipartisan fashion, which is the reason we have the Senate.”
Following President Trump’s push to speed through the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, many prominent Democrats pushed the idea of packing the Supreme Court to even what had become a 6-3 conservative majority.
Despite previously indicating he opposed the idea of packing the Supreme Court, President-elect Joe Biden expressed a reluctance to take a firm position on the matter on the campaign trail following the development of Barrett’s confirmation.
But with the prospect of a 50-50 Senate looming after the Nov. 3 election, Manchin indicat… (Read more)