Politico/Tiger Beat on the Potomac speculates (shocking, I know) that this could be the week that
trash panda, er, Sen. Joe Manchin puts up or shuts up:
JAN. 6 COMMISSION: We hate to keep beating this dead horse, but the all-but-doomed Jan. 6 commission proposal could get a vote in the Senate as early as this week. It’s worth watching for a potential spill-over effect.
Sen. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.) was outraged that his GOP colleagues were suggesting they would filibuster the bipartisan setup. Could that be a tipping point for Manchin to greenlight his party to forge ahead with reconciliation for infrastructure? Manchin is the one blocking that move now, saying he wants an infrastructure deal to be bipartisan.
So, what’s the over-under, Scissorheads? The House doesn’t have odds on this one. Will Manchin’s bluff be called or will he find 10 Patriots (and mothers?) from the Coup Klux Klan?