Sanders Says He May Back Manchin, Sinema Primary Challengers

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      eridani
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      https://www.rsn.org/001/sanders-says-he-may-back-manchin-sinema-primary-challengers.html

      Sanders told reporters that he thinks “there is a very good chance” that Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, could face challenges in their states’ Democratic primaries. He said home-state voters would be disappointed that the pair have refused to support changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster against major voting legislation while also balking at a massive, Biden-backed spending and social plan known as Build Back Better.

      Asked if he’d consider supporting such primary challengers, Sanders responded, “Well, yeah.”

      Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, didn’t elaborate on his comment, but it’s unusual for senators to suggest they’d be willing to campaign against colleagues from their own party. The move recalls more of the bare-knuckled politics of former President Donald Trump, who has gleefully targeted fellow Republicans in Congress he sees as disloyal.

      Sanders’ sentiments also lay bare progressives’ growing frustrations with the more moderate Manchin and Sinema, whom the left has blamed for stalling many of Biden’s top legislative priorities.

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      djean111
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      for – the Democrats.  The people in any state are not even a consideration.  BBB was always going to fail – it was, and is, just another campaign lie.  The Dems can now run on it not passing.  The voting rights?  The right to vote for DNC-chosen candidates?  What a joke.  Another piece of campaign bullshit – that you are participating in.

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