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Ramesh Ponnuru

Democrats Can’t Say Joe Manchin Didn’t Warn Them

Trust in the political system is already dangerously low. Hyperbole on voting rights will only make things worse.

Democrats should be grateful to the senator from West Virginia.

Democrats should be grateful to the senator from West Virginia.

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Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, is running out of ways to say that he is not going to get rid of the filibuster.

“I don’t know what you all don’t understand about this,” he told reporters recently. “You ask the same question every day.” He’s going to keep getting pestered.