McConnell Responds to Speculation That Sen. Manchin Could Flip PartiesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded to speculation about whether Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) would switch parties, saying he has no expectation of that happening. It comes as Manchin faces backlash from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party as well as left-wing media outlets over his recent decision to vote against some Democrat-backed bills. Manchin, meanwhile, has said he is unwilling to abolish the filibuster, a key rule used by the minority party in the Senate that requires 60 votes to overcome. “Well, Sen. Manchin has pointed out over and over again he’s been a Democrat all of his life. I am certainly not anticipating that he’s going to cross the aisle,” McConnell told Fox News on Wednesday after he was asked about the possibility Manchin could flip. “But I do admire his willingness to protect the Senate as an institution,” he added. In comments to reporters on Tuesday, …Read More

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