Skip to comments.Biden says KILL the filibuster to pass voting rights, calls January 6 a 'COUP' and claims Republicans are passing 'anti-voting laws' nationwide
Posted on 01/11/2022 2:46:10 PM PST by algore
President Joe Biden declared on Tuesday he was 'tired of being quiet' on voting rights and demanded the Senate kill the filibuster in order to pass federal legislation.
In a fiery speech in Atlanta, given in the courtyard of four historically black colleges, Biden defended his past action on voting rights amid a boycott from local civil rights leaders who are frustrated with the lack of action from his administration.
He attacked Donald Trump by name and called out Republicans for passing 'anti-voting' laws in states around the country. And he denounced the January 6th insurrection in the Capitol as a 'coup.'
'I have been having these quiet conversations with members of Congress for the last two months,' Biden said of his work on voting rights. And then he slammed the podium as the crowd cheered, declaring: 'I'm tired of being quiet!'
And he attacked the Senate, an institute he served in for 36 years.
'Sadly, the United States Senate designed to be the world's greatest deliberative body, has been rendered a shell of its former self,' he said.
He called on the Senate to change its rules to bypass the 60-vote threshold needed to advance two voting bills. Republicans are in opposition to such a move and two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, are also leery of doing so.
'I believe the threat to democracy is so great that we must find a way to pass these voting rights bills. Debate them, vote, let the majority prevail. And at that very minute it was blocked, we had no option but to change the Senate rules, including getting rid of the filibuster for this,' Biden said.
The crowd of a few hundred burst into applause at his words.
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A conspicuous lunatic.
Who doeznt have voting rigbts?
Seriously, it is a fake issue.
The illigetinate BiXiden and his merry band of Marxists is a CCP driven existential threat to America.
If it was a “coup” then why is he president?
Who doesn’t have voting rights? Illegal aliens. Dead people. Nonexistent people. Their pets.
Did he use his shoe?
They want the illegal alien vote.
“If it was a “coup” then why is he president?”
Because Biden accidentally told the truth again and it really was a coup ?
Non-citizens, that is the vote they want.
Noncitizens and deceased people should not have voting rights. Yet, there they are. Along with any number of totally fictitious persons, some hundreds of which all live at ONE mailing address or another, scattered in pockets throughout the United States of America, all in critical swing states. And every one of them mailed in a ballot.
“They gonna put ch’all back in chains!”
Opinion: Democrats have vigorously used the filibuster. It’s pathetic they now won’t pledge to protect it.
By Marc A. Thiessen, January 26, 2021 at 4:34 p.m. EST
The good news is: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has secured what he says is an ironclad promise from two Democrats not to eliminate the legislative filibuster. The bad news is: The filibuster hangs by a fragile, two-vote thread.
In 2017, when Donald Trump was president and Democrats were in the minority, 61 senators — including 30 Democrats — signed a letter promising to preserve the right of the Senate minority to delay or block legislation.
But now that Republicans are in the minority, just two Democrats — Sens. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) — are willing to make that same pledge. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) not only refused, he warned he will not allow the GOP minority to “dictate to the Senate what we should do and how we should proceed.”
When Schumer was minority leader, he vigorously used the filibuster to do just that. Under his leadership, Democrats used the filibuster to block funding for construction of Trump’s border wall in 2019.
They used it not once, but twice to impede passage of the Cares Act — forcing Republicans to agree to changes including a $600 weekly federal unemployment supplement. They used it in September and October to stop Republicans from passing further coronavirus relief before the November election.
They used it to halt Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) police reform legislation so Republicans could not claim credit for forging a bipartisan response to the concerns of racial justice protesters.
They used it to block legislation to force “sanctuary cities” to cooperate with federal officials, and to stop a prohibition on taxpayer funding of abortion, bans on abortions once the unborn child is capable of feeling pain, and protections for the lives of babies born alive after botched abortions.
And those are just the bills Democrats killed with actual filibuster votes. More often than not, the majority doesn’t even bring up legislation that does not have 60 votes needed to cut off debate. Just the threat of a Democratic filibuster stopped Republicans from moving forward on a host of priorities, including entitlement reforms, immigration reforms, lawsuit reforms, health-care reforms, budget cuts, expanded gun rights and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
And Democrats have used the filibuster to force Republicans to reduce the scope of some of their biggest legislative achievements. Republicans could not make the Trump income tax cut permanent, because they had to use the arcane budget reconciliation process (which requires a simple majority vote, but limits what can be enacted) to avoid a Democratic filibuster.......snip......
In 2005, Barack Obama argued in defense of the filibuster on the Senate floor and now refers to the tactic as a “Jim Crow relic” ......... a comment that resident Joe Biden echoed on Thursday.
It’s creepy how this guy Obummer thinks he gets two and three bites of the political apple.
He had his turn......he should STHU.
“Recount your stolen holdings, Bummer, and hope you’re not invested w/ a Madoff.”
“Who doeznt have voting rigbts?”
Illegal immigrants, dead people, Mickey Mouse...
A list of tired cliches in search of an idea.
just red meat for his base in a desperate attempt to turn around his spiralling down poll numbers.
But.. it didn’t work!
The moderates who only voted for this geriatric POS because they hoped for some “peace”, and a return to pre-Trump sense of decorum were not impressed by his red meat speech and Biden’s numbers have fallen further since!
Before they yelled they wanted the filibuster. Seems they can’t make up their minds.
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