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No So Fast Biden! Manchin and Sinema Will Not End Filibuster

Once again Joe Biden looks weak and clueless.

On Thursday the unpopular president, a former moderate from Delaware, called for Senate Democrats to end the over 100-year filibuster rule in order to pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade via a national guarantee for obtaining an abortion.

The problem is that Biden and his handlers still do not realize that emotionalism has not had an effect on moving the remaining 2 moderate US Senators in their party to vote for ending the well-established and utilized political tool.

The left made the same error late last year while trying to bypass the filibuster to get “voting rights” legislation through Congress: Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) both told Joe – NO!

With the Senate divided 50-50, these two defectors are acting as permanent blocks of the radical left’s agenda.

During a news conference in Madrid on Thursday, a reporter asked the 46th president, “What further specific executive actions are you considering in response to the Roe ruling?”

Biden responded, “I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law. And the way to do that is to make sure that Congress votes to do that.”

“And if the filibuster gets in the way … require an exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision,” Biden added.

The issue the reporter was addressing, stems from the Supreme Court’s decision last Friday overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

The offices of Manchin and Sinema told reporters their views on ending the filibuster have not changed although they wanted Roe to remain the law of the land.

CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted, “Sinema stands by her opposition to gutting the 60-vote threshold despite Biden’s call for a carveout on abortion rights. Her office points to this op-ed: ‘And, sometimes, the filibuster … is needed to protect against attacks on women’s health.’”

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act in September.

The legislation fell short, because of Manchin, in the Senate when it did not meet the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome the filibuster, NPR reported.

Manchin was the only Democratic Senator to not vote to end the debate, resulting in a 49-51 vote. If the WV Senator would have joined in, Vice President Harris would have broken the tie, voting yes.

Manchin said at the time he would vote to codify Roe, but the Women’s Health Protection Act apparently went too far for him.

Manchin’s and Sinema’s opposition to ending the filibuster is based on their concerns that the GOP could use a simple majority in the future to ram through conservative legislation.

Manchin explained during the federal voting rights legislation debate, that changing or manipulating the filibuster rule is “a tough one … because what goes around comes around here. You’ve got to be very careful what you do.”

Similarly, Sinema said on ABC’s “The View,” “People seem to not like the filibuster when they’re the ones who want to pass the legislation.”

“But when we’re in the minority,” she continued, “we being either Democrats or Republicans — we use the filibuster a lot to force dialogue, to bring people together and to make changes.”

Far-left activists are actively looking for a candidate to run against Manchin, hoping to primary his re-election efforts, replacing him with someone who will march in steps with the party’s majority.

By: Eric Thompson, editor of EricThompsonShow.com. Follow me on Twitter and MagaBook

Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author’s opinion.



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Trump Responds to Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Trump Responds to Secret Service Director's Resignation

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – President Donald Trump responded to Kimberly Cheatle’s statement on Tuesday that she was leaving her role as director of the Secret Service due to criticism of the way her organization handled the recent attempt on the previous president’s life.

Trump said, “She never gave me proper protection, so I ended up having to take a bullet for democracy,” in an afternoon interview with Fox News Digital.

He said that his campaign made multiple requests for more protection, which the agency either flatly denied or disregarded.

“Many requests were made by on-site Secret Service for more people, always with a turn down or no response,” Trump told the news outlet. “I have the biggest crowds in history, and they should be treated accordingly.”

He added, “Big improvements have been made over the last week,” Fox News Digital reported.

Cheatle announced her resignation in writing to the Secret Service on Tuesday morning, despite her earlier refusal to do so.

“To the Men and Women of the U.S. Secret Service, The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders and financial infrastructure,” Cheatle wrote. “On July 13th, we fell short on that mission.”

She was under pressure to step down during Monday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, as she acknowledged that the agency’s reaction to the attempted assassination was a “failure.” This pressure came from all sides of the aisle.

According to a recent press release, United States Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) submitted a motion that evening that would have forced a vote in the House to impeach Cheatle following her initial refusal to step down on Monday.

In response to Mace’s question during the hearing on whether the agency’s response was “a colossal failure,” the director said, “Yes.” Mace attacked the Secret Service for its lack of openness, pointing out that Cheatle’s testimony had to be subpoenaed by legislators.

Before the hearing, she accused the director of leaking her opening statement to several media sites.

When asked how often the agency had turned down the Trump campaign’s demands for more security throughout her testimony, Cheatle remained silent.

During the committee’s opening remarks, she acknowledged that the Secret Service’s reaction to the attempted assassination was “the most significant operational failure of the agency in decades.”

Nevertheless, she insisted that she was “the best person” to run the organization then.

President Joe Biden issued a statement acknowledging Cheatle’s decision and expressing gratitude for her service on Tuesday afternoon, following her resignation in response to the growing calls for her resignation.

“As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service,” the statement read. “The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13th continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again.”

During her hearing before the committee on Monday, Cheatle stated that the agency’s ongoing initial internal assessment would take around sixty days.

Do you believe there should be a criminal investigation into the Secret Service Director’s lack of security for President Trump?

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Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – The competition to become Vice President Kamala Harris’s running partner is intensifying. It has been reported that her campaign has sent screening papers to several prominent Democrats.

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), seen as strong candidates from crucial battleground states, are leading the pack.

Harris’s campaign carefully evaluates potential vice presidential candidates as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.

Alongside Kelly and Shapiro, governors Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Tim Walz (D-MN), and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) have also been given vetting paperwork. However, Pritzker has denied receiving such materials.

One notable omission from the list is Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY), who many see as a leading contender.

Beshear stated that despite vigorous campaigning for the position, he had not received any correspondence from the Harris campaign concerning the vice-presidential screening procedure.

The selection process is underway as Harris’s team looks to enhance its ticket with a running mate who will appeal to a wide range of voters and strengthen support in key states.

Kelly and Shapiro are perceived as centrist leaders who, due to their considerable political backgrounds, have the potential to draw in moderate voters.

Kelly, the current senator from Arizona and a former astronaut, has a proven track record in Arizona.

At the same time, Shapiro’s leadership in Pennsylvania is distinguished by his emphasis on progressive ideals and his ability to win elections in a swing state.

The main goal of her campaign plan seems to be selecting a running mate who can enhance Harris’s program and increase the Democratic ticket’s appeal to a wide range of voters in essential areas and demographics.

The fact that there are several governors indicates that candidates with executive expertise and a track record of successful leadership are preferred.

The screening process is anticipated to be rigorous, involving a detailed review of the candidates’ public personas and political positions and significant background investigations.

The campaign’s final choice will probably try to strike a compromise between political tactics and the requirement for a solid and cooperative alliance in the White House.

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, there is growing conjecture and expectation over Harris’s final choice for her ticket partner.

The chosen vice-presidential candidate will be crucial to the party’s unity and mobilization of the electorate before the November election.

Does it matter who Harris selects as her VP as she goes against the Trump/Vance ticket?

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BREAKING: JOE BIDEN DROPS OUT!

BREAKING: JOE BIDEN DROPS OUT!

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Joe Biden has decided not to run for reelection.

On Sunday afternoon, Biden declared his plan and promised to provide further details shortly.

“It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as your President,” Biden’s statement read. “And while it has been my intention to seek reelection, I believe it is in the best interest of my party and the country for me to stand down and to focus solely on fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Although Vice President Kamala Harris was expressly endorsed as his successor, he congratulated her in his statement for “being an extraordinary partner in all this work.”

But Biden later gave “my full support and endorsement for Kamala to be the nominee of our party this year” in a statement uploaded on X.

Then, in a powerful message to Democrats, Biden urged them to unite and defeat Trump, emphasizing the importance of collective action in the upcoming election.

Do you believe VP Kamala Harris will be the 2024 Democratic presidential nominee?

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