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‘I’m Not Going To Be Extorted’: Lindsey Graham Blasts Democrats For Threatening To Change The Rules If They Can’t Win Votes

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham went after Democrats Sunday for what he thought was their approach to change the Senate rules if they could not win votes.

Graham spoke on”Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” about the possibility that Democrats could alter the threshold to get the filibuster or get rid of it altogether. (RELATED: ‘I Would Talk ‘Til I Fell Over’ — Lindsey Graham Responds To Biden’s Idea Of Bringing Back Talking Filibuster)

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Wallace began the conversation with a question about Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s attempt to find middle ground on a voting rights bill that would omit some of the more drastic changes proposed in HR-1.

“Can you proceed along with this Manchin stripped-down version, and if not, why not?” Wallace asked.

“As much as I enjoy Joe Manchin, the answer is no,” Graham replied, referring to SR-1 as”the biggest power grab in the history of the country.”

Wallace noted that several of the provisions Graham objected to were not included in Manchin’s proposed compromise bill — and then pointed out what he saw as the biggest risk in not working with Manchin.

“Do you run the risk that Manchin and a few other moderate senators will eventually say look, bipartisanship isn’t working and, you know what, we are not likely to kill the filibuster however we will reduce the amount of votes that you need to stop a discussion from 60 into 55. Do you run this risk?” He asked

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