Former campaign co-chair of Bernie Sanders and longtime Democratic candidate Nina Turner labeled Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) a “soulless coward” during a fiery CNN appearance on Friday – all of whom are among Manchin’s allies.
Appears with former Manchin senior advisor, Jonathan Kott on CNN’s New Day, Turner weighed in on the notion that the Democratic suffrage law seemed dead after Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) reiterated their commitment to preserve the filibuster. Their continued defense of Senate rule has come after President Joe Biden backed the movie overhaul to prevent “obstruction” of the Republican Party.
“This is a sad day, a sad time for democracy,” progressive fire brand declare. “Absolutely sad day when you have senators who would rather remain in the dark than uphold democracy in the United States of America. It’s really sad! ”
While Kott acknowledged that the Voting Rights Act needed to be signed, he defended Sinema and Manchin’s position, stating that they “didn’t think that removing objections would lead to the passage of legislation by a straight majority. It’s good for the Senate or the country.” vote.
“They’re worried about what might happen when Republicans retake the Senate, which, by the way, isn’t far off,” he continued. “Just two years ago, they were in complete control, but they’re looking to keep the Senate running and force them to work in a bipartisan manner.”
This doesn’t sit well with Turner — at all.
“Preserve, behind me,” she replied. “We need to preserve democracy now! So I have to disagree with my colleagues here.”
Turner turned up the heat, adding: “They’d better not utter a word from Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when we arrived on his birthday Saturday and the national celebration on Monday. These people are cowards! They are soulless cowards when it comes to keeping a doggone rule! Filibuster is a rule. It is not written in the Constitution. It is not a right. It’s a rule! And they’re getting in the way! ”
As Kott and CNN host Brianna Keilar looked on, Turner continued her fiery act, calling on Biden to burn Manchin and Sinema to get them on board with a progressive agenda.
“He wasted a ton of time inviting these people to the White House and Delaware, as a diplomat,” she seethed. “He needs to hold a press conference, or you need to be by my side, you’ll be with me, or I’m refueling the jet behind you, and I’ll be in West Virginia and Arizona and let Him Americans know who is thwarting my entire agenda, not just the right to vote! So President Biden, hit the gas and cancel student debt! ”
After catching up, Kott finally replied “that’s not how Congress works” before saying that Biden “has a long history of working with senators” and “knows the best way to do it.” . He also noted that the president invited both Sinema and Manchin to the White House on Thursday night and will continue to “continue to work” with them to pass legislation.
“Slogans and shouting is not how it works. If you want to get something done, sit down with them and keep talking. And that’s what Senator Manchin will continue to do,” he also noted.
“Give me a break! They sat down and talked,” Turner responded, denying Kott’s praise for the bipartisan passage of the infrastructure bill.
“So Jonathan, spare me,” she concluded. “That’s not how you get things done. Yeah, I’m getting offended by a whole bunch of other people who need to be outraged about those two and what the others behind them are doing. So President Biden, give these people a boost! ”
Keilar, meanwhile, ended the “spiritual” segment by saying she heard Turner’s “disappointment” and that it spoke to “splits” within the Democratic Party on certain issues. .
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