Dem Senator Attacked by Left After Coming Out Against Court Packing


A thoughtful U.S. senator has once again earned the ire of his Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia caught heavy flak Monday for assuring his center-left constituency he would not favor far-left efforts to pack the Supreme Court or terminate the filibuster under a Biden administration. The statement landed Manchin in hot water with more progressive party members like freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. “Stop worrying about progressives,” Omar wrote in a Monday tweet. “This might be the reason we don’t win the Senate races in Georgia. Good grief.” Manchin’s initial declaration of opposition came during an evening appearance on Fox News, and was quickly followed up with an official tweet in which the senator doubled down on the subject.

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