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(1,099 posts)
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 06:51 PM Feb 2022

Manchin doing mcconnell one better


Centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told reporters Monday that he would not support confirming another nominee to the Supreme Court right before the midterm elections and would prefer to wait until the country knows which party will control the Senate in 2023.

Manchin told reporters that if another Supreme Court seat becomes vacant shortly before the Nov. 8 election, he would support holding off a vote on President Biden’s nominee to see if Republicans win back control of the Senate.

“I’m not going to be hypocritical on that. If it comes a week or two weeks before like it did with our last Supreme Court nominee, I think that’s a time it should go to the next election,” he said.

So it's not just presidential elections that justify blocking court nominations ala mcconnell. It's midterms too in the manchin doctrine.

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(6,427 posts)
12. That JM went too far and expect yet another lame walk back when he takes tons of heat from it?
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 08:13 PM
Feb 2022

They say crap sometimes to see how it goes?

Waddle Dump gets booed while saying it and walks it back on the spot?



(42 posts)
3. Manchin needs to be expelled from the party
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 06:59 PM
Feb 2022

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The list of things we have to lose keep shrinking.


(4,999 posts)
5. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 07:08 PM
Feb 2022

Expel Manchin -- and then we have Majority Leader McConnell? R's in solid control of everything in the Senate? Definitely worse situation than we have now.

I vote to keep Manchin as a D, and work hard to get a progressive D in W. Va or other states where we can make progress.


(17,787 posts)
7. That would be incredibly stupid.
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 07:32 PM
Feb 2022

Biden and Senate Democrats have confirmed more judges than any president ever, in a first year.

If McConnell was in charge, as you apparently support, that number would have been zero.


(8,801 posts)
4. Emphasis on another. It seems clear he would support the new nominee that is currently being
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 07:05 PM
Feb 2022


I also don't think he would be the only one in such a case. That being said, there can be a lot of room for what "shortly" means.


(4,098 posts)
6. He merits censure at this point
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 07:21 PM
Feb 2022

Trying gaslight the Dems into raising taxes, saying he won’t for a dem nominated SCJ in the second year of a Dem’s presidential term if Dems lose the midterms (WTF?)…


(16,445 posts)
8. Wow, such a surprise
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 07:52 PM
Feb 2022

oh, wait, no, not a surprise at all.

I'm betting he has all kinds of concerns about the "qualifications" of any Black woman who is nominated as well.


(5,749 posts)
9. So Biden just needs to name his nominee by the end of next month to be safe.
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 07:58 PM
Feb 2022

I don't get what the foot dragging is all about, either.


(24,628 posts)
10. Why does it even matter who controls the Senate?
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 08:07 PM
Feb 2022

This is an executive appointment nowhere near the end of a term.

Tree Lady

(11,722 posts)
17. Supreme court is already 6-3
Mon Feb 14, 2022, 10:07 PM
Feb 2022

Wow let's just give them the whole court! If it was 4-4 and this was tying one and closer to election maybe but this is screwed up!

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