Sen. Manchin Says He’s Open to ‘More Liberal’ SCOTUS Nominee

Senator Joe Manchin (D - West Virginia) addresses supporters outside the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Senate Democrats via Wikimedia Commons.

West Virginia moderate Democrat Joe Manchin is likely to support whomever President Biden nominates to the Supreme Court. During a recent interview, Manchin admitted that he’s open to supporting a nominee “more liberal than him.”

The Hill reports:

“It’s not too hard to get more liberal than me. So it would not bother me having a person who was sound in their thought process, who had been sound in their disbursement of justice and the rule of law, just because their personal beliefs [are different],” Manchin said during an interview with West Virginia MetroNews’s Hoppy Kercheval.

“As far as just the philosophical beliefs, no, that will not prohibit me from supporting somebody,” Manchin added.

Manchin said during Thursday’s interview that he would look at the “qualifications” of whomever Biden nominates and “make sure that the rule of law” is the “Bible” for the president’s pick.

“What you want is someone, forget the philosophical beliefs they may have, is basically how they have dispersed justice, their record. … It will be the character of the person,” Manchin added.

Manchin has been heavily scrutinized by his party for siding with Republicans on Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda and refusing to nix the filibuster. However, it’s likely that Democrats will be able to push through Biden’s nominee with control of both chambers.

Democrats have been pushing Biden to nominate a woman of color to the bench, a promise Biden previously made on the campaign trail. So far, the president has said he has every intention to keep to his word.



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Don
Don
10 months ago

There’s no such thing as a “moderate” Demonrat. They’re all crooked in some way and it’s rubbing off on Repubs.

graceythecat
10 months ago

check the boxes, they forgot to include transgender which choses to be called a woman that has to be black regardless of education and qualifications!

Duane
10 months ago

It would be nice to have a woman of color on the bench.The real reason Brandon says that he would put a woman of color on the Supreme Court is solely for the purpose of going down in the history books. This proven racist could care less about people of color or anyone in America. As usual the dems just use people of color for their own benefits.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 months ago
Reply to  Duane

Always, especially around election time.
Black people need to know that crazy, senile joe is a 100% RACIST!!! Which part of that don’t they understand?

maxibaby
maxibaby
10 months ago

Manchin is just trying to smooth all those Dem feathers he has ruffled! 😄 it is easily noted in what he had to say, he will support the best candidate to preserve our Constitution and country. Unfortunately, he won’t have much to choose from! One thing for sure they will check to be sure they have Manchin and Sinena’s votes because they will have to have every Dem vote and no Republican votes to pass a candidate.
Keeping his/Biden’s word has proven to be an impossibility for this braindead POS! There is no way to predict who he will choose to fill Bryer’s position.
Another impossibility is a Democrat Justice administering “the law” as written instead of attempting to change or rewrite the law in order to promote the marxist/liberal agenda.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 months ago

I don’t trust Joe Manchin, PERIOD!!!
First of all, he needs to come out and flat out say that he’s against BUILD BACK BETTER!!!
TODAY, TOMORROW, NEVER!
He knows it will change the fabric of our country forever, and it’s bad news for the citizens.
Second, what is wrong with the people of West Virginia??? Please respond if you live there. Thank you. This is a bright RED state. What exactly is about this guy that they love???
I don’t want to hear that the Manchins have been in politics forever. That’s ridiculous to elect such a person. My conclusion is that at the end of the day he’s a DEMONKRAP!!! Simple as that.
Same applies to Sinema from AZ.
I guess they like the power and attention bestowed on them. What a surprise!!!
Please call them both and make your feelings known.

PATTY
10 months ago

THIS IS AN “EXTREMELY” DANGEROUS TIME WHEN THE DEMS/FRAUDS GET TO PUT A PERSON IN SUPREME COURT POSITION!!!!!!! THIS ACTUALLY WILL BE THIS FIRST TIME A REAL COMMUNIST IS A SITTING MEMBER ON OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM????????? VERY SAD!!!!!!!!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 months ago
Reply to  PATTY

Call all the Senators to think about their vote.
I am and everyone should too.

Madeleine
Madeleine
9 months ago

Democrats and sadly many Republican Judges are compromised by bribery, blackmail, extortion etc. Military is the only way

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