“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakened ties of our democracy, and for this reason, I will vote against the For the People Act,” he wrote.
Regardless of Manchin’s stance on the flagship bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said last week he planned to hold a vote later this month. But he acknowledged that he might be open to fine-tuning the bill, depending on Manchin’s stance.
“Now is it possible that we can change a few things here and there?” We’re going to do it, ”Schumer said. “We have had discussions with Senator Manchin and they are continuing.”