Suggestion for Reporters: January 14, 2022

With all the attention on Senator Joe Manchin’s veto of President Biden’s infrastructure and social safety net proposals, reporters should dig deep into the total unanimity of 50 Republican Senators, especially among the five GOP Senators not running for re-election. Why no dissenters? What are the pressures? Who is wavering? And what are the Democrats doing behind the scenes to spin off two or three Republican votes for these popular public investments?