UNHINGED Joy Reid Slimes Manchin: ‘More Devoted to Jim Crow Filibuster’ Than Voting Rights

There are two Democrats in the U.S. Senate who have been holding up total unchecked liberal power and the leftists at MSNBC simply can’t stand it. Host Joy Reid on Wednesday night previewed Joe Biden’s speech by sliming moderate Joe Manchin as “more devoted to Jim Crow” filibuster than voting rights. 

The unhinged Reid used her interview with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pepper the Democrat with attacks on Manchin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema. Reid slimed: 

Is that a time when you then go back to Joe Manchin, to a Kyrsten Sinema who trolled her supporters with bling on her finger. She’s doing things that even seem trolling at this point. And Manchin is being ostentatious and saying “I am more devoted to the old Jim Crow filibuster than I am to voting rights or to anything, to infrastructure for my own state. I don’t care.” 

 

 

What outraged the MSNBC host so? In an interview with Vox, Manchin rejected the idea of passing a voting bill, the so-called For the People Act with Democrats only: “How in the world could you, with the tension we have right now, allow a voting bill to restructure the voting of America on a partisan line?” 

Reid summarized Manchin’s stance as loving the filibuster more than he does voting rights: 

To me, that contains a lie because it’s not restructuring voting on a partisan line, it’s letting everybody vote. That’s not partisan. That’s American. If he’s talking like that, will anything else be able to get through? If he is more devoted to the filibuster than he is to voting rights, how do we get anywhere? 

Not getting the response she wanted, Reid tried yet again to get Schumer to punish Manchin:  

I promise this will be my last shot at this. What is your leverage, though? Is this a case where the Democratic Senate Congressional Committee says,  If you want to be fully supported by us, fund-raising leverage, what is the leverage that you have over people like Sinema and Manchin? 

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A partial transcript is below. Click “expand” to read more. 

The ReidOut
4/28/2021
7:48

JOY REID: Just about an hour from now President Biden will return to the Capitol, the place where he spent more than three decades of his professional life. But this time it will be to deliver his first address to Congress as president of the United States. While in the House chamber still scarred from the Trump-inspired, Republican-sanctioned insurrection, Biden will lay out an ambitious plan to invigorate the country’s infrastructure and invest in the American people. The man in charge of confronting Republican obstruction and getting the legislative agenda through the Senate is Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Thank you for being here. I’m going to jump into the thing I’m most obsessed about which is voting because without voting you get nothing else. Right? 

I want to let you listen to what Joe Manchin, the Senator from West Virginia has said about using or I’ll read to you what he said about using the filibuster to — on the For the People Act. Basically getting rid of the filibuster to put through this critical voting bill. He says, “How in the world could you with the tension we have right now allow a voting bill to restructure the voting of America on a partisan line? I’m not going to be a part of it. To me, that contains a lie because it’s not restructuring voting on a partisan line, it’s letting everybody vote. That’s not partisan. That’s American. If he’s talking like that, will anything else be able to get through? If he is more devoted to the filibuster than he is to voting rights, how do we get anywhere? 


            
REID: You did tell my colleague and friend Medhi Hasan you have a deadline, in terms of passing major election reform

CHUCK SCHUMER: Yes. 

REID:.Probably around August. Is that a time when you then go back to Joe Manchin, to a Kristen Sinema who trolled her supporters with bling on her finger. She’s doing things that even seem trolling at this point. And Manchin is being ostentatious and saying “I am more devoted to the old Jim Crow filibuster than I am to voting rights or to anything, to infrastructure for my own state. I don’t care.” What tools do you have if we get to August and they are still saying no? What can you do to get them off the dime? 

REID:  I promise this will be my last shot at this. What is your leverage, though? Is this a case where the Democratic Senate Congressional Committee says,  If you want to be fully supported by us, fund-raising leverage, what is the leverage that you have over people like Sinema and Manchin? 

SCHUMER: The biggest leverage we have first is the merits. This is not what a democracy does. And I think they admit that. I think Sinema supports S1. I named it S1 after HR-1 because I thought it was so important. So the biggest leverage we have is this the right thing to do. But second there’s more leverage. Our caucus is going to know if we enact these laws, it makes the chances of us keeping the majority —  if we fail to block these laws, I mean, the chances of our caucus retaining the majority and people who are up for re-election like Kelly and Warnock winning is greatly diminished. 

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