"Despite being the very thing that imposes a 60-vote threshold on much Senate business, the filibuster itself isn’t subject to the same threshold. If the current Democratic caucus majority in the Senate — with its 50 votes, plus Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker — wanted to eliminate the filibuster altogether, it could do so."
I'm glad they're talking reform but I think this quote is the key point. They don't have to settle for "reform" they can completely do away with the filibuster with their majority. And who made Manchin the head of the party? Why does he go on all the talk shows and decide what level of reform can happen?
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