'Nothing changes': Joe Manchin refuses to consider filibuster reform despite debt ceiling emergency
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has once again shot down reform of the Senate's filibuster in the face of an emergency over raising the debt ceiling.

In a statement on Wednesday, Manchin said that he would not consider a plan to eliminate the filibuster for debt ceiling votes. Experts have warned that the credit rating of the United States could be in danger if the debt limit is not raised.

"On the default crisis that we have a timetable for, we are not going to default as a country," the senator told reporters. "That's the responsibility we have as senators, as congressmen, as 535 of us responsible to protect this great country."

Manchin implored Republicans and Democratic leaders to "work this out."

"I've been very, very clear where I stand on the filibuster," he added, referring to his opposition to reform. "I don't have to repeat that. I think I've been very clear. Nothing changes. But the bottom line is we have a responsibility to be the adults."

Watch the video below from MSNBC.