“That means whatever it takes. Change the Senate rules to accommodate major pieces of legislation without requiring 60 votes”
Now that the ‘Build Back Better’ bill is basically dead, Democrats are moving on to their next target. They want to pass their supposed ‘voting rights’ bill and they’re willing to suspend the filibuster to do it.
Biden apparently supports this.
Morgan Chalfant reports at The Hill:
Biden backs exception to filibuster for voting rights bills
President Biden says he supports creating an exception to the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to pass voting rights legislation over Republican opposition.
Biden told ABC News’s David Muir in a portion of an interview that aired Thursday that he would support fundamental changes to Senate rules in order to pass election reform legislation.
“That means whatever it takes. Change the Senate rules to accommodate major pieces of legislation without requiring 60 votes,” Biden said.
When asked to clarify that he supported a carveout for voting rights legislation from the 60-vote threshold needed to pass most bills in the Senate, Biden said that he did.
“The only thing standing between getting voting rights legislation passed and not getting passed is the filibuster, I support making an exception on voting rights of the filibuster,” Biden said.
The remarks are similar to those that Biden made during a CNN town hall in October, when he opened the door to “fundamentally” altering or eliminating the filibuster to advance voting rights legislation.
Senator Ted Cruz is sounding the alarm over this.
Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall:
Cruz Warns About Latest Move from Democrats that Would Be ‘Catastrophic’ to the Country
After President Joe Biden’s expensive Build Back Better agenda failed in the Senate this week, Democrats immediately pivoted to an issue that gets their base worked up: voting rights.
Despite spending decades in the U.S. Senate defending the filibuster, Biden is now willing to strip it away for the sake of federalizing elections, eliminating voter identification and giving the left a hold on power. He explained his position during an interview with ABC News Wednesday evening…
Republican Senator Ted Cruz is warning the result will be catastrophic for the country and goes against majority support from American voters.
Biden and the Democrats are preparing to change Senate rules forever so they can ram through a bill—the Corrupt Politicians Act—that would gut voter ID laws that 80% of Americans support. This corrupt power grab would be catastrophic for our country. https://t.co/QYzuU7RMkf
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 23, 2021
What happened to all the talk about protecting the nation’s norms?
Seriously, just imagine a party that is willing to destroy all norms and nuke the Senate filibuster to radically change voting rules before an election they're on track to take heavy losses.
If it was the GOP, the cries of "end of democracy" would be deafening. https://t.co/0o9Zl7K9P5
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 23, 2021
When your approval is in a nose dive and your party is panicking, so you decide the best solution is for your party to take control of the election.
Because that doesn't sound third worldish.
— The Grumpy Git (@TheGrumpyGitPA) December 23, 2021
I’m beginning to think all that stuff about preserving norms was just a bunch of anti-Trump talking points.DONATE
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