Democratic Divisions on Full Display as Progressives Lash Out Against Joe Manchin, Kamala Harris

by Andrew Trunsky

Progressives are openly criticizing West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Vice President Kamala Harris for their stances on Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill and the southern border respectively, highlighting deep divisions within the party.

Manchin, a frequent target of his party’s progressive wing, found himself in its sights after he announced his opposition to S.1., or the “For the People Act,” and again vowed to not abolish the filibuster.

His opposition means that just 49 senators support the bill, effectively ending its chances of becoming law even if Democrats had enough votes to scrap the 60-vote threshold.

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