Sen. Joe Manchin Issues Response After ‘Constructive’ Meeting With Civil Rights Groups on Voting Law


  • June 8, 2021
  • /   The Epoch Times
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has signaled opposition to several Democrat-proposed voting bills and ending the filibuster, said he won't budge on a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections after he met with civil rights groups. "There was nothing basically for or against ... basically everyone's position was discussed," Manchin told reporters on Tuesday after meeting with NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Al Sharpton, National Urban League president Marc Morial, and others. When asked about whether he would support the "For the People Act" bill, the Democrat senator said, "No, I don't think anybody changed positions on that," according to The Hill. The Democrat-backed For the People Act was passed in the House along party lines and would limit gerrymandering, change campaign finance rules, and would create new ethics rules for some federal officials. Republicans and conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation oppose the bill, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ...