Liberals’ gripes about Manchin ignore West Virginia political reality

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision making abortion legal nationally brought fresh criticism and recriminations from the Left about Sen. Joe Manchin.

In the view of many liberals, Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) are to blame for the pending reversal of abortion rights since the pair is unwilling to change Senate rules to abolish the filibuster and allow legislation that could effectively be passed with a bare majority of lawmakers.

But that approach ignores political reality. Manchin is a linchpin of the Senate Democrats’ tenuous 50-50 majority,
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