Steve September 14, 2021

Source: The Hill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) met on Tuesday over a new voting and election bill being pushed by Democrats.

Manchin, who helped negotiate the bill, has been deputized by his caucus to try to find the 10 GOP senators who would support the bill and break a 60-vote legislative filibuster, with the Senate expected to try to start debate as soon as next week.

“I work with everybody. I want to find out where they are at, what we can do,” Manchin told reporters after the meeting, confirming that he was pitching McConnell on the voting rights bill.

“I always think there’s a pathway forward. You know me. … I’m optimistic. I’m here to work with everybody,” Manchin added.

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