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McConnell reportedly wants GOP senators to praise Manchin and Sinema, so they won’t move to scrap filibuster

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly pushing GOP senators to praise Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona as they come under pressure to support scrapping the filibuster.

Politico reported that McConnell told Republicans during their Wednesday caucus lunch that the Democratic pair could “save this institution” with their opposition to toss out the 60-vote threshold that most bills now need to clear.

Many Democrats, particularly on the left, want President Joe Biden to eliminate the filibuster, so they can approve bills on voting rights and immigration with only a simple details ⇒

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