Americans are not divided on democracy.
"We're witnessing a clear and present threat to our democracy," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal. "We must act now to save it."
"It makes no sense that one member of the minority party can trigger a minority veto. That's not what people voted for."
"When the nation's leading constitutional scholars come together to affirm that statehood is constitutional, we need to listen," declared one campaigner.
660+ Groups Call on Democrats to 'Reject Gas and Other False Climate Solutions' for Clean Energy Standard
"As we look to combat the climate emergency, it is crucial that we invest in solutions that support a just energy future."
"This is about to move from an abstract conversation about Senate rules to a very clear choice for Senate Democrats: Protect the 'Jim Crow' filibuster or protect American democracy—they won't be able to do both."
"Over the course of U.S. history, we've added 37 states," said one expert who pushed back against the senator's position. "Not a single one required a constitutional amendment."
'Letting the Terrorists Win'? Manchin Suggests Pro-Democracy Reform Would Spark Another Insurrection
Progressives blasted the West Virginia Democrat's proposal that passing the For the People Act would lead to "anarchy" like the January 6 attack.
'Existential Moment for Our Country': Cori Bush Leads 90+ Dems in Calling for Abolition of Senate Filibuster
"We cannot let a procedural tool that can be abolished stand in the way of justice, prosperity, and equity. We simply cannot afford such a catastrophic compromise."
A top restaurant industry lobbyist reportedly "couldn't contain his excitement" at the West Virginia Democrat's remarks.
"Saying 'corporations must pay their fair share' should mean that pre-Trump rates are the starting point."