An attempt by the Democrats to make legalized abortion the law of the land failed in the senate today (BBC). The vote was 51-49. All 50 Republicans voted against it as did, predictably, Senator Joe Manchin ( D?, R?, S?- WV).
Manchin’s loyalty to his gods has gotten him to vote with the right on several occasions. He voted against the left’s infrastructure bill and the voter’s act – one that would require states to disconnect their voting machines from the internet.