Al Sharpton who hosts an MSNBC show and profits from ‘”racism,” is now threatening to label Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin as “racists” if they do not vote to end the fillibuster.
According to Fox News:
Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton threatened to accuse Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona of “supporting racism” over their approval of the Senate filibuster.
“The pressure that we are going to put on Sinema and Manchin is calling [the filibuster] racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism,” Sharpton told Politico. “Why would they be wedded to something that has those results? Their voters need to know that.”
Manchin said earlier in March that he would “never” stop supporting the filibuster. Sinema has said that she is not open to “changing her mind.”
Their views on the filibuster are important because the Senate is evenly split 50-50, with the deciding vote going to Vice President Harris. In most legislation, there is a 60-vote threshold to advance to President Biden’s desk.
Many progressive Democrats see the filibuster as an outdated Senate law that will be wielded by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to derail Biden’s agenda to save the world.