Now is the time for the U.S. Senate to do the right thing and call a vote on crucial voting rights legislation. Future generations are counting on us to protect our democracy. I wrote out some thoughts about why this is so important. usatoday.com/story/opinion/…
The filibuster has no basis in the Constitution, and in recent years, it has become a routine way for the Senate minority to block important progress on issues supported by the majority of voters. But we can’t allow it to be used to block efforts to protect our democracy.
That’s why I fully support @POTUS’s call to modify Senate rules as necessary to make sure pending voting rights legislation gets called for a vote. And every American who cares about the survival of our most cherished institutions should support the President’s call as well.
@BarackObama The filibuster was the insulator of Jim Crow. It is an accident of legislative history. It's not part of the Constitution in any way. But it has been used again and again to stymie civil rights progress. --Ben Jealous
Make no mistake: By refusing to end the filibuster, Manchin and Sinema are giving Republicans the green light to cheat their way to victory in 2022, 2024, and every election thereafter. If the senators don't reverse course, this will be their legacy.
@BarackObama I give 2,3 kolanut & apples, 2 🐓roosters, 2 🐏rams to mmuo bu agha; God of War. Fight & demolish those giving us war in secret, casting curse spells on us & all that wish us death. Agha, destroy them now. As above so below. Smib.