As more than 50 Texas State House Democrats face arrest when they return home after breaking quorum during a Special Legislative Session, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin declared Tuesday that he is “anxious to meet” with them in Washington, D.C. where they fled Monday. The state lawmakers flew to the nation’s capital to demonstrate their belief that federal legislators must pass voting rights legislation now.
According to CNBC, “Manchin did not answer Tuesday when asked if he would support a carve-out in the Senate filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, stating only that he is “anxious to meet” with the Texas Democrats.” A change in the Senate rule called the filibuster is needed if 50 Democrats are to approve voting rights legislation, which would let Vice President Kamala Harris cast the deciding vote in an evenly divided upper Chamber of Congress. Harris met Tuesday with Texas Democrats, CNBC reported.
Against this backdrop, What’s Going On shares the words of Carroll G. Robinson, the chairman of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. This piece can also be found here.