For months, the slim Democratic majorities in the House and Senate have proposed legislation that would effectively implement voter fraud mandates throughout the country, overturning state voter integrity laws so that their party could 'legally' remain in power in perpetuity. Republicans have universally opposed the Democrats' bills because they know that our democratic republic would effectively cease to exist if the misnamed 'For The People Act' ever became law.
After Democrats failed to win enough votes to pass yet another multi-trillion-dollar climate and social spending monstrosity, they shifted their focus to perpetual election theft, hoping to ram through a change to the Senate filibuster rule -- which requires a vote by 60 members to advance most legislation -- so they could ram through the voting reform with Vice President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote.
But thanks to the integrity of two Democratic senators -- Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's bid to destroy our country has been thwarted.
The US Senate on Wednesday voted 49-51 to block the Democrat bill to legalize voter fraud from moving to a final passage vote. The Senate also voted 48-52 against changing the filibuster rule to pass the voting fraud bill with a simple majority as Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema voted against the move.
Sinema casts vote to keep filibuster rules while wearing RED. Need I say... cry more? pic.twitter.com/MPoz2Dp27h
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During a fiery floor speech, Manchin defended his decision to keep the integrity of the Senate -- and the country -- intact.
“I cannot support such a perilous course for this nation when elected leaders are sent to Washington to unite our country, not to divide our country,” the senator said.
“Let this change happen in this way, and the Senate will be a body without rules,” he said.
“We’ve changed the rules,” in the past, Manchin said. “But we changed them with the rules. We didn’t break the rules to change the rules. But all of a sudden now we just can’t do it anymore. Just got to blow it up,” he said.
“The rule book means that the rules changes are done on the basis of broad, bipartisan consensus, not imposed on the minority by raw majority power,” he explained. “No matter who is in power.”
“The majority does not have that power to do that in this Senate. Now, my colleagues propose to sidestep this process,” Manchin continued. “They would use the nuclear option to override a rule we have used ourselves. But now seem to find it unacceptable.”
“Unacceptable now. We are going to break the rules to change the rules,” the senator said. “And make up new rules as we go along and invite ourselves to the future majorities to disregard the rule book at will.”
“We don’t have to change the rules to make our case to the American people about voting rights,” the senator said. “We could have kept voting rights legislation as a pending business for the Senate today. Next week, a month from now, this is important. Let’s work it out. Let’s see. Stay here and go at it.”
“Allowing one party to exert complete control in the Senate with only a simple majority will only pour fuel on the fire of political whiplash and dysfunction that is tearing this nation apart,” he said. “Contrary to what some have said, protecting the role of the minority – Democrat or Republican – has protected us from the volatile political swings that we have endured over the last 233 years.”
“Eliminating the filibuster would be the easy way out,” he noted further.
“We’re called the United States, not the divided states,” said the West Virginia moderate. “And putting politics and party aside is what we’re supposed to do. It’s time that we do the hard work to forge difficult compromises that can stand the test of time.”
Democrats, most of them anyway, don't care about anything but power, even if it means destroying the country as founded.