Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) threw cold water on Democrats’ hopes of changing filibuster rules
and passing election reform.
Manchin said that any changes to Senate rules, which will be needed to pass election reform, should include bipartisan support.
In recent days Senate Democrats have amplified calls for Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to push the change to the filibuster. Schumer offered somewhat of a compromise, saying that Democrats will bring election reform to the Senate floor and will then change the rules if Republicans chose to use the current ones to their advantage.
A veiled threat.
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