McConnell: I Admire Sens. Manchin And Sinema For Defending The Institution Of The Filibuster | Video | RealClearPolitics

McConnell: I Admire Sens. Manchin And Sinema For Defending The Institution Of The Filibuster

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FOX NEWS: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss the ongoing discussions over an bipartisan infrastructure deal. McConnell also praised both Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for their courage in defending the Senate as an institution, by refusing to nuke the filibuster.


"Only two of them are willing to publicly defend the institution, and I want to, you know, say to both Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema, I admire their – the courage in defending the Senate as an institution, and, basically, I guess, saying you don’t change the rules to try to win the game. For them to win the game, they need to win more seats, and I’ve been here, Guy, when they did have 60. They had 60 the first two years of President Obama, they could do pretty much what they wanted to do, and they did. Well, they don’t have 60 now. They don’t have a mandate. And breaking the rules of the Senate to achieve a short-term partisan advantage is bad for America, bad for the Senate, and shouldn’t be done. And hopefully, thanks to these two courageous Democratic senators, it won’t be done," McConnell said.
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