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Progressives Lash Out Against Joe Manchin, Kamala Harris, Amplifying Democratic Divisions

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Progressives are criticizing Sen. Joe Manchin and Vice President Kamala Harris, blasting their remarks on the sweeping voting rights bill and southern border.
Progressives are openly criticizing West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Vice President Kamala Harris for their stances on Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill and the southern border respectively, highlighting deep divisions within the party.

Manchin, a frequent target of his party's progressive wing, found himself in its sights after he announced his opposition to S.1., or the "For the People Act," and again vowed to not abolish the filibuster.

His opposition means that just 49 senators support the bill, effectively ending its chances of becoming law even if Democrats had enough votes to scrap the 60-vote threshold.

In an opinion piece in West Virginia's Charleston Gazette-Mail, Manchin asserted that the debate over voting rights has become "overtly politicized," with each party trying to secure a "partisan advantage" instead of actually protecting the right to cast a ballot.

"The truth, I would argue, is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen," Manchin said, explaining his opposition to his party's bill and…
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