Chris Wallace, one of Fox News’ least conservative hosts has demonstrated his nature as little more than a leftist mouthpiece by joining the chorus of mainstream media pundits lambasting Senator Joe Manchin’s (R-WV) ardent defense of the filibuster. In an interview on June 6th, Wallace seemed to law the failure of the Biden-Harris regime’s legislative agenda purely at the Senator’s feet.
Hey began his interview saying,
“You said you oppose scrapping the filibuster. The question I have is whether or not — and you say that you hope that will bring the parties together — the question I have is whether or not you’re doing it exactly the wrong way?
“Hear me out on this. If you were to keep the idea that maybe you would vote to kill the filibuster, wouldn’t that give Republicans an incentive to actually negotiate because old Joe Manchin is out there and who knows what he’s going to do? By taking it off the table, haven’t you empowered Republicans to be obstructionists?”
Manchin responded, “I don’t think so. Because we have seven brave Republicans that continue to vote for what they know is right and the facts as they see them, not worrying about the political consequences.”
“I’m just very hopeful and I see good signs. Give us some time.”
The Senator was also quick to point out that it was Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid who dropped the nuclear option on Cabinet appointments and District Court Judges and then when Mitch McConnell took over he did the same for the Supreme Court. He added, “So what goes around comes around here and they all understand that.”
Manchin Understands The Game–Mouthpiece Wallace Showed His Ignorance
Senator Manchin pointed out that he and 33 Democrats signed a pledge in 2017 to preserve the filibuster. They did this realizing that the brinksmanship started by then-Majority Leader Reid set-off a destructive precedent that stands to destroy the Senate as a deliberative body.
If the filibuster is eliminated then the Senate might as well be dissolved as it will have no definitive, formative difference between it and the House other than term length and slightly differing responsibilities. The Senate would become no different than a select committee.