Manchin launches his ‘own little filibuster’ against Biden’s judicial nominees

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) declared that he would only approve of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees if at least one Republican supports them.

Manchin, who has attempted to rally centrists to his cause in recent years, is carrying out what he calls his “own little filibuster” by refusing to vote along the party line in judicial appointments if all Republicans are opposed.

“Just one Republican. That’s all I’m asking for. Give me something bipartisan. This is my own little filibuster. If they can’t get one Republican, I vote for none. I’ve told [Democrats] that. I said, ‘I’m sick and tired of it; I can’t take it anymore,’” Manchin said in an interview Wednesday, Politico reported.

“If they don’t have a Republican, I’m opposing. That’s my way of saying, ‘I’m leaving this place; I’ve tried everything I can.
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