Senator Joe Manchin praised a speech by fellow Conservative Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, in which she said she would not vote to eliminate filibuster for the advancement of electoral rights legislation.
Mr. Manchin spoke with The Independent on its way to a meeting between President Joe Biden and Democratic senators as the White House seeks to pass legislation ahead of the 2022 interim terms and the next presidential election.
“Very well,” Mr Manchin said of his colleague’s comments. “Great speech.”
Ms. Sinema had a speech in the Senate as Democrats hoped to change the 60-vote threshold to gain voting rights. Her speech came days after Mr Biden spoke in Atlanta, urging Democratic senators to change the legislative filibuster.