Manchin Puts Fredo in His place on Filibuster, Senate Representation

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For a while, CNN Prime Time host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo had been making a stink about Republican representation in the Senate and proving his ignorance of U.S. civics by complaining they had more than they deserved. Well, during an appearance on Wednesday’s show, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) put the CNN hate-monger in his place by spelling out why Senate didn’t work as the House and how the filibuster was a good tool to protect the minority.

Cuomo started off the show with one of his usual bitter rants railing against the GOP and claiming they were something evil, while also claiming they were the ones stoking an “us and them” mentality. “And it is time for all of us, especially the Democrats, to realize that they are about to get bitten by the minority party again, and they need to figure out what to do about it,” he demanded.

And using questionable phrasing, he cautioned Democrats “don't pet the snake” that was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). He then went after President Biden for saying he wanted to work with Republicans on legislation after McConnell blocked a lot of Obama’s agenda. “And you know who knows all of this and yet seems like he is willing to pet the python again? The man who was Obama's vice president for all of that, President Biden.”

After he finally introduced Manchin, Fredo thought he was going to put the moderate Democrat in a bind by asking: “Do you think that your party is being set up to be fooled again by Mitch McConnell?"

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