The landmark ruling in Roe v Wade occurred nearly 50 years ago.
Despite the ruling, many political pundits and politicians understood that the verdict was contentious; many leftists believed that an extra layer of legal protection was needed to bolster the 1973 SCOTUS ruling.
Yet we have seen no effort by Democrats to codify Roe V Wade into law in the nearly 5 decades since the landmark case.
Fast forward to today, and we are witnessing the Democrat Party scramble to make abortion federal law in response to the recent overturn of Roe V Wade.
While the response of America’s left-wing party was all too predictable, what has many conservatives, libertarians, and centrists concerned is the concerted effort by Democrats to end the filibuster, and permanently alter filibuster rules, to further their policy aims.
This has become a common theme among the party over the last two years but to no avail.
2 Democrat Senators: Joe Manchin, and Kyrsten Sinema have decided to vote against their Democrat colleagues by voting against ending the filibuster.
Both Senators have earned reputations as mavericks for continually going against their party on several key policy initiatives recently—so much so, that many in the GOP have speculated that Manchin may soon ‘cross sides’.
Democrats and leftists voiced strong criticism of both Sinema and Manchin for their dissent:
BREAKING: "Democratic" senators Joe Manchin & Kyrsten Sinema announce that they will protect the disastrous Senate filibuster even as the right-wing Supreme Court destroys abortion rights and our ability to fight climate change. RT IF YOU SUPPORT PRIMARYING THESE TRAITORS!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) June 30, 2022
Here’s a tracker.
Now, go down this list and find your Senator. If they only say they’re “open to reform,” that’s not enough. We need a clear position.
If their position isn’t abolished or talking filibuster, or if their answer isn’t clear, CALL THEM. ☎️https://t.co/ojs6J2YdEV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2022
The Epoch Times quotes Senator Joe Manchin:
Manchin and Sinema, meanwhile, have previously stated they don’t believe in ending the Senate rule, with Manchin in January saying that Founding Father and former President James Madison said the purpose of the Senate was:
“first, to protect the people against their rulers, secondly, to protect the people against the transient impressions into which they themselves may be led,” adding that the upper congressional chamber is a “necessary fence against such danger.”
It's not enough to vote for Democrats. You have to vote for ones willing to kill the filibuster, pass the necessary laws, and support expanding the Court. We don't need obstructionists like Manchin and Sinema.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 30, 2022
I hope everyone realizes that both Manchin and Sinema are the main reason why progress can’t really be made even though Democrats have the majority. They are unbelievably corrupt and are paid by the GQP to obstruct everything. Making them irrelevant in November is a must.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 30, 2022
Just The News further clarified his stance:
After the ruling, Manchin issued a statement saying he wanted both parties to pass legislation together codifying Roe v. Wade.
Removing the long-standing filibuster would allow Democrats to pass the law without Republican support in the evenly divided Senate, and would set a vastly different precedent for the legislative body in the future.