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Jemele Hill Calls Manchin A ‘Cowardly, Power-Hungry White Dude’ Over Election Bill

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Jemele Hill, the ex-ESPN anchor who hosts the podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” excoriated Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WVa., in a Twitter post Sunday shortly after the moderate said he will not support the Democrat bill that would be the largest overhaul of election law in a generation.

Democrats called the bill essential in protecting access to the ballot, but Manchin wrote in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that any “election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen.”

Hill retweeted the Associated Press’ report on Manchin’s position and wrote that his decision is “so on brand for this country.

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“Record number of black voters show up to save this democracy, only for white supremacy to be upheld by a cowardly, power-hungry white dude. @Sen_JoeManchin is a clown,” she tweeted.

The tweet was liked 13,000 times as of late Sunday night.

Hill, a staff writer at The Atlantic, has been known for her controversial posts. In July, she declared that anyone who voted for former President Trump is a “racist.”

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