Sen. Joe Manchin Stands In Way Of Democrats Removing Filibuster

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Although Democrats want to get rid of the filibuster, Joe Manchin stands in their way.

The West Virginia Democratic senator has been vocal about keeping the filibuster. But the 50-50 split Senate makes Republican obstruction with the filibuster a serious threat.

Republicans may also use it to block an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley talks to Andrew Prokop, senior political correspondent for Vox.

This segment aired on May 26, 2021.


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