Sens. Kyrsten Sinema Joe Manchin and Joe Manchin high-fived one another in celebration for preserving the Senate filibuster that blunted parts of President Biden’s domestic agenda during an appearance at Inauguration of the World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland. ​

Sinema Manchin (D.WV.), and (I.Ariz.) formed part of the a panel on Tuesday ​at the annual meeting in the Alpine resort of the world’s top business leaders and CEOs when Sinema Assailed partisanship “not healthy for democracy.”

“While some would say that there were reluctant folks working in Congress in the last two years,” She said this, while making an inclusive gesture towards Manchin, who was sitting beside her. “I would actually say that that was the basis for the productivity for some incredible achievements that made a difference for the American people in the last two years.” 

Sens. Kyrsten Sinema Joe Manchin is a slap on the face high-five over blocking filibuster Reform during an appearance at a panel at Inauguration of the World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona at Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Arizona at Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday.

“We still don’t agree on getting rid of the filibuster,” Manchin piped in, and then turned towards Sinema For the high-five.

Manchin comments and SinemaIn response to Illinois Governor. J.B. Pritzker praised Biden’s accomplishments in passing legislation despite his shortcomings. “reluctant” Democrats.

“He has worked with some reluctant members of his own party,” Pritzker (a Democrat) spoke during the panel discussion. “He’s worked with some reluctant members of the opposite party, but we have gotten things done for the United States at the federal level under this president.”

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia at the World Economic Forum Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin at The World Economic Forum is Tuesday Davos, Switzerland.

Sinema Manchin had a wide influence on the past SenateIt was divided 50-50. Vice President Kamala Harris cast any tiebreaking votes. 

In January last year, senators rejected any changes to the Constitution. Senate’s filibuster rules, which requires a 60-vote threshold to pass most legislation — the only two Democrats who joined all 50 Republicans in opposition.

Incapacity to conquer the filibuster doomed Biden’s efforts to federalize election law and codify abortion rights nationwide after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.