Joe Manchin attempts to solve the trolley problem

Source: Washington Post
by Alexandra Petri

“An out-of-control trolley is barreling down a track. Strapped to that track, a few hundred feet down the line, is H.R. 1, a voting rights bill that would roll back various anti-democratic encroachments. That trolley will surely crush the bill! People gather by the tracks, pointing and gesticulating: ‘Someone rescue that bill! The only thing that will allow our representative government to continue is in that bill!’ Just a few feet down the line, there is a switch that can divert the trolley onto another track, away from the bill. But! Lying strapped to that length of track is the filibuster. Do you pull the swi — No.” (06/10/21)