Biden’s Push For Sweeping Voting Rights Legislation Hits Stumbling Block

Biden's Push For Sweeping

Biden’s Push For Sweeping Voting Rights Legislation Hits Stumbling Block this morning the drive to expand voting rights stalled i hope we can get this done but i’m not sure after president biden’s trip to capitol hill looked like a dead end as long as i have a breath in me as long as i’m in the white house as long as i’m engaged at all i’m going to be fighting that passion turned into an invitation to the white house thursday night for the two democratic senators joe manchin and kirsten cinema who rejected the president’s appeals to
change senate rules officials said they spent an hour and 15 minutes in the oval office the meeting just hours after cinema’s resolute defiance where she ruled out joining the president’s plan to change the senate filibuster so democrats alone with their 50 votes could pass voting rights legislation that cinema herself favors while i continue to support these bills i will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country cinema argues her opposition is also about defending democracy when a party in control pushes party line changes exceeding their electoral mandate the bitterness within our politics is exacerbated in an interview with craig the vice president remained hopeful despite long odds i’m saying it’s not over and we don’t give up we don’t give up and we will not give up but there is a new delay senator chuck schumer announced late thursday night that action on voting rights will slip into next week blaming a covid case and a looming snowstorm members of this chamber were elected to debate
and to vote particularly on an issue as vital to the beating heart of our democracy as this one and we will proceed so democrats are divided and a man down they do not even have 50 healthy senators right now hawaii democrat brian schatz is isolating with covet so he cannot be there in person which is part of the reason to delay any further action until next week which means this goes beyond democrats self-imposed goal of action by the holiday honoring dr king and they still do not have a path to get voting rights bills passed so this is tough craig our senior white house correspondent.

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