Inside The Hill cheers on the fourth branch of our government: Joe Manchin

Published on Jun 8, 2021
Inside The Hill reacts to Joe Manchin's op-ed defending the filibuster, Donald Trump's political reemergence, businesses under ransomware attacks, and Jeff Bezos's upcoming spaceflight with former Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.

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  • Lmao this is actually funny

  • Joe Manchin is full of bovine organic fertilizer.

  • Let's hope UFOs arrive and beam up Republican Heros for feast on home planet.

  • Joe Manchin is a Republican who infiltrated the Democratic Party...

  • I almost committed suicide when I found out I had herpes virus, I was going through a health blog when I saw how a woman testified of how Dr IGUDIA on USdos cured her and I decided to contact him, to my greatest shock he actually cured me and now I test negative

  • Looks like a penis?...appearances can be deceiving!

  • Colbert should stop stealing oxygen.

  • He's no Manchin ....more like HutChin

  • Drone strike guy should move to Israel

  • Bezos and his brother are risking getting blown up... 🌌 🌌✨✨🌌 🌌🌌 🌌💥🌌 🌌🌌🌌 🚀🌌🌌

  • Krystal & Saagar’s new (political) show:

  • Do these laws actually target a racial minority? Or is that the way Democrats are just interpreting them? I mean if there were actuall laws restricting voters of colour then they would be sanctioned by the UN

  • Here it is again - Call Congress: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 There are human operators to direct your call if you do not know your reps.

  • Maybe the US should do drone strikes on all the authoritarian leaders of the world ! We do not Dictators in the world we are beyond that bullshit .

  • I knew I was suckerberg Had hie's head stuck up trump's but !

  • You know Repukes has already said they will not vote for anything Dems want. Joe is lying about his reason for not supporting democratic efforts.

  • The literal fake news show, making a mockery of current events intentionally continues to be the most honest news show out there.

  • Tooning Out have come back like eff these mofos, they gon kill us all. Just let it all hang.

  • At least 90% of the Repugs in office have no interest in getting anything done. There hasn't been much Bipartisan legislation in over 20 years.

    • This bipartisanship has been in Congress for the last 8 years. Where have you been?

  • The rich get richer and the poor get dumber.

  • Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia said on Sunday in no uncertain terms that he would not vote for the Democrats’ far-reaching bill to combat voter suppression, nor would he ever end the legislative filibuster, a written promise that imperils much of President Biden’s agenda. The bill, which all the other Senate Democrats had supported and the party had portrayed as an urgent effort to preserve American democracy, would roll back dozens of laws being passed by Republican state legislatures to limit early and mail-in voting and empower partisan poll watchers. The measure, known as the For the People Act, would also restore many of the ethical controls on the presidency that Donald J. Trump shattered. In The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the newspaper of the capital of his home state, Mr. Manchin, a Democrat, wrote: “I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For the People Act. Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster.” The 818-page bill would end partisan gerrymandering, tighten controls on campaign spending and ease voter registration. It would also force major-party candidates for president and vice president to release 10 years’ worth of personal and business tax returns and end the president’s and vice president’s exemption from conflict-of-interest rules, which allowed Mr. Trump to maintain businesses that profited off his presidency. With Mr. Manchin’s vow, passage of the full For the People Act appears to be impossible, though parts of it could pass in other ways if Democrats are willing to break up the bill, a move that they have resisted. Mr. Manchin’s blockade of filibuster changes makes other Biden initiatives far less likely to pass, including any overhaul of immigration laws, a permanent expansion of the Affordable Care Act, controls of the price of prescription drugs and the most serious efforts to tackle climate change. Under Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to end debate and break a filibuster on policy legislation. Republican and Democratic Senates have chipped away at the filibuster, ensuring that most executive branch appointees and judicial nominees can be confirmed with a simple 51-vote majority. A budget rule, called reconciliation, has also been stretched to pass ambitious legislation under the guise of spending and taxation. Major tax cuts pressed by President George W. Bush and Mr. Trump were passed with simple majorities as budget bills, as were parts of the Affordable Care Act and a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill this year. But bills that are purely policy oriented are still subject to a 60-vote majority in the Senate, and all 48 Democrats and both liberal-leaning independents would have to align to change that rule. Even if they did, all 50 would have to vote for the voting rights and ethics bill, considering that no Republican is expected to back it. Mr. Manchin said instead that he would support passage of another bill, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would restore federal oversight over state-level voting law changes to protect minority groups that might be targeted. He cited one Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, as a supporter of the measure, which would give the Justice Department powers to police voting rights that the Supreme Court took away in 2013. That decision freed nine states, mainly in the South, to change voting laws without pre-approval from Washington. After the 2020 election, many of those states - and several others - jumped at the chance, powered by the false claim that voting in November was rife with fraud. Editors’ Picks Many People Have a Vivid ‘Mind’s Eye,’ While Others Have None at All How the World Learns About Bosses Behaving Badly How Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis? But Mr. Manchin is still far short of the 60-vote threshold he backs to pass even that bill. “I continue to engage with my Republican and Democratic colleagues about the value of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” he wrote, “and I am encouraged by the desire from both sides to transcend partisan politics and strengthen our democracy by protecting voting rights.” If Mr. Manchin believes killing the more expansive voting rights bill would make 10 Republicans more altruistic toward the more limited one, he has yet to show any movement on that front. “There may be a path to 60, but it’s pretty difficult to see right now, on this day at this hour,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, said on Sunday. Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, praised Mr. Manchin, saying on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “we need to move forward on election reforms in a bipartisan way. I look forward to being a part of that.” But he was noncommittal on what he would support. “We’ll see what happens with the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and other issues I think we can deal with, and deal with in a way that’s less partisan,” he said. The House and Senate versions of the For the People Act were always something of a legislative Hail Mary. Democrats stitched together long-cherished goals such as advancing statehood for the District of Columbia; changes to redistricting laws in anticipation of a redrawing of House districts after the 2020 census; mandating early voting for 15 days before an election, 10 hours a day; and ending voter identification requirements. Republicans labeled it a Democratic power grab, and even some members of the Congressional Black Caucus worried that its prohibition on partisan gerrymandering would end up costing Black representation in the South. Still, Democrats greeted Mr. Manchin’s words incredulously. The senator has made similar points before, but doing so in writing in West Virginia carried new weight. His colleagues acknowledged the tenor of the conversation would change this week as the bill moves to a formal drafting process. “His fidelity and allegiance to the people of West Virginia is beyond question,” Mr. Blumenthal said. “But I hope that he will recognize equally the responsibility that each of us has to the nation, and we face an unprecedented threat to voting rights and democracy.” House liberals were more scathing. “Manchin’s op-ed might as well be titled ‘Why I’ll vote to preserve Jim Crow,’” Representative Mondaire Jones, Democrat of New York, wrote on Twitter. The White House declined to comment. Mr. Manchin’s opposition to ending the filibuster and backing strictly Democratic bills could have implications beyond voting rights. He supported the pandemic relief bill this year, which passed on party lines, but Democratic leaders are considering passing other measures under reconciliation, including an infrastructure bill that will most likely top $1 trillion. Democrats privately expressed frustration with Mr. Manchin’s insistence that even stripped-down bills would need at least one Republican to get his support. Senators had been working on securing Mr. Manchin as a co-sponsor of the For the People Act, getting the bill to a symbolic 50 supporters, pleading with him to tell them what he could accept. But the senator has effectively given Republicans veto power, saying he does not oppose the substance of the legislation, only its lack of bipartisan support. Mr. Manchin declined to say how he would vote on a party-line infrastructure bill, saying that a bipartisan group of senators negotiating a deal that could get at least 60 votes were “not that far

  • "Sir, you're number one on Facebook." Lol?

  • Who is more disloyal or a disgrace to their Country, The Leader of Russia Vladimir Putin for giving 3 million plus to the Biden's(Hunter) Chairman of Communist China Xi Jinping for giving a Billion dollar contract, 200 million commission to the Biden's {Hunter] or "the persons who stuck out their hands to received that money" [Hunter}? This is the question all Americans should be asking now, under the current political decision process, Who is giving public quotes, using the "Communist leaders"? Who is trying to cancel July 4th holidays? Who did a "piss poor job" talking about our hero's on Memorial Day? Who is trying to kill our "pipe lines"? Who is driving our Country towards bankruptcy? Who won't protect Southern Borders, obey the laws of the land? During a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee FBI Director Christopher Wray said that "cartel activity" is “spilling over” into the United States due to the heightened number of border crossings. What unknown part of the United States is joe Biden speaking for? Russia is our biggest threat, no, no, white males, are our biggest threat, no, no, global warming is our biggest threat, how about over spending? over taxing? how about rapid inflation? How about lack of sound leadership? How about control of our Southern borders? How about killing thousands of jobs just with the pipe line shut down alone? How about paying people not to work? How about not facing up to Communist China? All those people you hired in the Department of Justice to protect Hunter. what about these fraud attacks on our Country by China?

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  • Let them all go ..... and let them stay there .... deny them re-entry to Earth ....Problem Solved

  • "Got ahead i get off on this stuff"😂 "Come" with me and ill teach you how to be a fisher of men for i am a master baiter

  • Jim Crow? The Democrats created Jim Crow.

  • A big hypocritical BS, Manchin. Just keep counting the money that your undemocratic donors keep streaming your way!

  • This is like Political Archer and i love it

  • When you buy more things from Walmart you put more people to work in China. Buy American-made products any local store.

  • Dear progressive left, I hope you are taking notes on how to get leverage and make demands.

    • @Pacotaco And only 1 Joe Manchin in the Senate, yet he dominates the news.

    • There are only like 10 of them in congress

  • You really have to admire the way the Republicans planted a Double Agent into the highest ranks of the Democrat Senate

    • Yes. It’s almost like the Rep didn’t do this & JM is just a conservative Dem??🤣 He prob thinks if you can purchase alcohol, cigs, car, house, get social sec, go to hospital, get vacc’ed, get a library card…you can prob VOTE. God!

  • Joe Manchin is dancing to the Coch brother’s golden fiddle !

  • Who side is this clown on anyway?

  • Could you imagine the size of the syringe if you were to try and mainline Trump's BS.

  • Why don’t we all chip in and get Donald Trump a ticket for the outbound segment of that flight?

  • Answer the question is Rhodes... Where do we drone strike..

  • Where's the donkey kick haha

  • That catfood segment took a dark turn way too quickly.

  • Man chin needs to run as a republican cause that's what he is!!

  • If I knew my agendas do not reflect the core values of the majority, I would stop people from voting against me too. Let's call it soft-dictatorship.

  • Are you telling me that the Democratic voters of West Virginia have no power over Joe Manchin? If that's the case, suspend his & office's pay, expose to the public those who financially support his decisions, to vote against the majority of the democratic voters best interests, in which we all can choose to boycott their products, services, etc...

  • Joe Manchin is a loyalist.

  • Best news channel ever!!

  • Millions of good, kind hearted, and empathetic people are going to fervently pray for that shuttle to explode with the Bezos bros on board.


  • Munchkin doesn't even pretend his not a republican any more. He duped you virginia.

  • democracy LOL that's funny

  • Where in the hell is Manchins brain. Republicans will never work with Democrats and he knows that. He is a republican.

  • F! Joe Manchin!! Corporation should you unite.

  • America doesn't have a democracy, capitalism killed it helped by democrats and republicans hand in hand

  • Joe Manchin is a grade A moron. We all know this.

  • They really put the work in.

  • $th branch, Perfect. SOB!!!

  • Wealthy Globalists like George Soros and the Rothchilds are evil and want to control the world and want to take all your rights away like your right to own guns and your right to free speach. Globalists are responsible for election fraud and the virus.Globalist also control the Democrats, Mainstream media, sports, Hollywood and social media. Globalists are responsible for election fraud and the virus. Globalists removed Trump because Trump wants the people of the world to have the power and freedom. Go to the website for the truth. They have daily reports

  • That's about right! 4th branch or maybe just a sucker!

  • So I guess it's "god help us" then.

  • 4th branch of Government. Lol. Fvcking J Man

  • It is strange that the word "democracy" is used so often while discussing the fact that one man is stopping millions of people from voting while another just has to threaten a filibuster to get his way. America has not been a democracy for decades.

    • @Danielle Crociata So, homeless people don't have the right to vote in the US?

    • JM is stopping millions from voting? If anyone has a car, house, apartment, library card, insurance of any kind, got a vaccine shot, went to a hospital, worked ever, smoked cigs, bought alcohol….HAS AN ID. WTF

  • It's odd so many are blaming out of the 99 remaining. 1% huh?


  • We came to an agreement on voting in 1789.

  • Bipartisanship is a fever dream at this point, McConnell already said he was making it his soul purpose to make sure Biden's agenda fails, so what's even the point?

    • Mitch is not a true American, he and his wife are grabbing all the money they can get.

    • Bipartisanship is entirely obtainable and practical once you recognize a simple concept: Perhaps inviting your natural enemy with designs on national imperialist domination who's only goal is your complete and utter destruction so they can subjugate the entirity of the working class as assets in their eternal dictatiorship into the core of your governing body isn't as good of an idea as it sounds. Other parties exist, why not try making the two halves of government be groups who both want to actually get things done? Like, random example, Progressives and democrats? In this way, we can then allow the curmugeonly old establishment politians become the reigns upon a younger generation with designs on instead _fixing_ the problems in our country with well intentioned, but possibly clumsy policies, and forget the body of self-interested undermining enemies of democracy with a soul of racism and violence ever existed? Just an idea.

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  • Come on guys! Someone MUST have a photo of this guy with a rent-a-boy!

  • ATTENTION !!! I Know this is Out of Topic but i deem it very important. I want to use this opportuinity to send my condolences to the Family of Goliath who lost a Strong and Healthy Son (Goliath) to an ordinary stone shot by little David. May His Soul RIP. Have a Nice Day y'all.

  • What is needed is a Federal Law mandating all voters modes are legal and no state can legally make their own.

    • You don't get to make the decision sorry

  • *REPUBLICANS without LINCOLN:* _Intelligence_ Republicans have two parts of a brain, 'left' and 'right'. In the left side, there's nothing right. In the right side, there's nothing left.

  • *REPUBLICANS without LINCOLN:* _John Brown & Donald Trump_ Insurrection for different reasons do not make the people who conspire them the same. Donald Trump is not out there to FREE the SLAVES like John Brown's the Opposite that's True!

  • *REPUBLICANS without LINCOLN:* _Remora the Suckerfish_ Suckerfish should be famous for their diets are composed primarily of host feces for being able to tag a rid from sharks..., Manchin McConnell vintage remora.

  • A DINO lives in WV.

  • Joe Manchin -- the voice of HYPOCRACY.

  • "I'll develop some disease and say I have to resign." -Joe Biden

  • Manchin and sinema are Republicans in democratic clothing they're single handedly handing Republicans whatever they want enabling assisting and facilitating their partisan attacks against American institutions I wish we can vote them out !! They're helping the madness.

  • How many different Jeff Bezos are there? (not his brother here) just in general though.

  • Hmm characters spaced out for mental stimulation

  • 3:55 "Ben, you're a drone strikes guy!" - woa! a very underrated *burn!!* 😁😁

  • Why didn't anybody audit Manchin's election? Maybe no bamboo, but plenty of dollar bills.

  • This is a matter too grave for sarcasm and humor. Future generations of Americans will suffer because of Republican voter suppression today

  • Hehe.

  • Just wait until 2022, when some Republican election official throws out a Democratic win based on made-up allegations of fraud. Joe Manchin will really see bipartisanship then.

  • Dante speaks of men so evil that their souls are already in hell, but their bodies remain animated by demons. Joe Manchin has the coal-black, soulless eyes of such a man.

  • "Fist Pump Prodigy"😂😂😂😂. She was wild as Governor

  • Save the philibuster, but lose the democracy, which wont have use for the philibuster… Hmmmmmm. It really feels like this guy is super duper incredibly dumb

  • Our forth branch of government, Joe Manchin 🤣

  • Benedict Arnold

  • Manchin/Mcconnell 2024 OH FUCK YEAH!!!

  • Ben Rhodes is the man!

  • I would like to take him deep sea fishing

  • Tooning Out the News is like if Archer was a political news talk show. Love it.

  • Creepy that Bezos & his brother look like twins.

  • Manchin is a wolf in sheep's clothing... He's always been a republican undercover. I'm sure he's getting a lot of favors from McCONnell. As much as Trump as isn't in jail... Our democracy is in danger. Throw the book at the rest of the GOP too.

  • I’m glad I have pigs in my yard routing just need to shore-up my papaya roots at least I’ll be able to eat something when the whole bank gets internet etc goes down

  • No one should listen to Tooning while driving. Nearly crashed just at the opener.

  • Dear Manchin you are right Republicans are fighting, they are fighting to ensure Democracy gets completely nuked.

  • Manchin and Sinema are Republicans. Supporting the filibuster is supporting Jim Crowe era laws that are racist.

    • Of course they are, but so are Obama and least 90ies Republicans, not whatever the GOP has become.

  • I am not a bad person and I am not Zuckerburg, so why does what zuckerburg does have an influence on my life. I know . think about it. the way it's written.

  • MAKE MY DAY 😹😹😹

  • FINALLY, a news program that finally doesn't skirt around calling it a rocket and calls it for what it is, a Bezos sex toy.

  • It's incredibly racist to say black people are to stupid or poor and can't get identification that they use everyday in America!