Joe Manchin is a problem that can only be solved by winning enough elections that you don’t need his vote, but Sinema is another story and she needs to be made an example of:
Emily’s List, the national group that backs female Democrats who support abortion rights, said Tuesday that it will no longer endorse Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) because she opposes changing Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation.
In a Senate floor speech last week, Sinema said she would not support changing the chamber’s rules allowing a minority of senators to block legislation. The speech from Sinema, as well as a statement from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), appeared to deliver a fatal blow to efforts by the White House and fellow Democrats to push through voting rights legislation that Republicans overwhelmingly oppose.
Later Tuesday, the abortion-rights group NARAL said that it, too, will not endorse any senator who opposes changing the Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation. The group did not mention Sinema or Manchin by name.
“On;y Republicans should be allowed to govern” is not an acceptable position for a Democrat to take, and any non-unicorn candidate who takes the position needs to go.