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.