Sen. Joe Manchin Says Filibuster Should Be ‘Painful’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) said on Sunday that he is open to changing the Senate filibuster to make it more “painful” for the minority party to wield it. Manchin has previously been outspoken in his support of the filibuster. “The filibuster should be painful, it really should be painful, and we’ve made it more comfortable over the years,” he said on Fox News Sunday. “Maybe it has to be more painful.” On NBC’s Meet the Press, Manchin claimed that he has previously supported efforts to require senators to filibuster by talking on the chamber floor to block a bill. “If you want to make i…

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