"But the people should have a voice in the process." was Mitch McConnell's reason to block Merrick Garland from the Supreme Court. "But the minority should have a say in the Senate." is Joe Manchin's reason to keep the Senate filibuster. Mitch McConnell's reason contravened democratic norms, and was a partisan lie. Joe Manchin's reason is just whistling in the dark.
Senators need to get off their "buts" and work for democracy!