Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) refuses to support ending the filibuster because he somehow still believes bipartisanship is possible. Well, that blew up in his face spectacularly on Friday.

A bill that would create an independent commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol insurrection has bipartisan support in the House as 35 Republicans stepped up to vote for it. But when it got to the Senate, the bill ultimately failed even though it received 54 votes, a majority that would have passed it had there not been a filibuster in place that required 60 votes.

Manchin’s insistence that Republicans will do the right thing and work with Democrats failed. The GOP has repeatedly made it clear that they are nothing more than obstructionists who don’t care about the country.

In response, Manchin attempted to shame Republicans.

Only his response backfired because of his failure to back ending the filibuster, a Jim Crow tool conservatives have used for decades to turn the Senate into a legislative graveyard. And Twitter users blamed him in particular for the 1/6 commission being blocked.

The only way Manchin can repent for this shameful episode in our history is to finally support getting rid of the filibuster and pass this bill and others. Until then, he and his family should be shunned.

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