Biden Admits He Doubts Democrats Will Succeed In Push to Nix to Filibuster

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President Biden is even doubting himself. After a series of brutal defeats, the President admitted that he isn’t sure he believes Democrats will succeed in their push to change Senate filibuster rules in order to pass voting rights legislation.

The Hill reports:

“The honest-to-God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,” Biden said after leaving a more-than-hour-long meeting with Senate Democrats to persuade them to change the Senate’s rules.

“I hope we can get this done but I’m not sure,” he said.

During his speech, Biden said that failure to pass legislation could lead to “election subversion” but noted that Democrats will try again even if they fail to pass their bill.

“Who counts the vote? That’s what this is about, that’s what makes this so different from anything else we’ve ever done,” he added.

“I don’t know that we can get it done but I know one thing, as long as I have a breath in me, as long as I am in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all, I’m going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures [are] moving,” he told reporters before stepping away from a microphone without taking follow-up questions.

On Thursday, after the House passed the voting rights bill, moderate Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema revealed she would not vote alongside Democrat colleagues to change filibuster rules. The shocking move sent Democrats scrambling to muster support for the bill or change Sen. Sinema’s mind while progressive Democrats went on to attack the Arizona Senator.



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James Wood
James Wood
8 days ago

LGB FJB

Gary Fernett
Gary Fernett
8 days ago

Why are they trying to pass laws that 83% of American citizens do not want…it’s a government of the people…big government is not for the people…you work for us and we say no to your agends.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
8 days ago
Reply to  Gary Fernett

That’s how FASCISTS work!

Joe
Joe
8 days ago

The dumbocraps,senile,frail,old,fool, slo,joe is having a hell of a year, I don’t think he is going to last very long.He is a total failure in everything,even his own party won’t back his idiotic bills. He should just resign, and save everyone the embarrassment, that he is not fit for office, or to lead,his total incompetence has been revealed for a year. See ya joe.

Frances Weingarten
Frances Weingarten
8 days ago

It’s ulikely that the dems will succeed in the push to nix to filibuster! Biden himself doesn’t think ilt’s possible for them to succeed!

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