Jemele Hill Slams Sen. Joe Manchin For Opposing Voting Rights Bill

There is never a time that we know of that Jemele Hill, now a contributing writer for The Atlantic and host of Spotify’s podcast, “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” has held back for the sake of being politically correct.

So, it should come as no surprise that she called Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a “power-hungry White dude” after he announced that he would be opposing a voting rights bill pushed by his own party.

After reports of Manchin’s decision hit the airwaves, Hill went to Twitter to voice her disappointment, labeling him “a clown.”

Manchin defended his position Sunday saying that he is not willing to change Senate rules to help Democrats push through much of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For the People Act. Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster,” Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, wrote in an op-ed published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) compared Manchin to Mitch McConnell and added Manchin is trying to thwart the Democratic agenda.

“Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell during Obama’s presidency said he would do everything in his power to stop [Obama],” Bowman told CNN’s John Berman. “He’s also repeated that now during the Biden presidency by saying he would do everything in his power to stop President Biden, and now Joe Manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy and to stop our work for the people, the work that the people sent us here to do.

Hill did receive many responses from Twitter users regarding her opinion of the Democratic politician.

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