On Thursday, President Biden called on the Senate to create an “exception” for the filibuster as a means of codifying abortion rights into law after the Supreme Court overturned the ruling Roe v Wade.
“The most important thing to be clear is that I believe we have to codify Roe v Wade In law, the way to do that is to make sure Congress votes to do that,” Biden said. tell reporters at the NATO summit in Spain.
He added: “If the filibuster interferes with voting rights, we should provide an exception to that, requiring an exception to the filibuster to deal with the Supreme Court decision.”
A reporter has openly questioned whether Biden is the best messenger, with historically low approval ratings and a struggle to rally his party on any major policy achievement.
“Yes, I am,” he countered. “I am the President of the United States of America. That makes me the best messenger.”
Biden: “I’m the President of the United States of America. That makes me the best messenger…I’m the only president [progressives] get. ” pic.twitter.com/oCoux2XHmO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 30, 2022
Biden wants to end filibuster to codify abortion rights
It’s no mystery why President Biden seeks to thwart “exclusions” to force abortion legislation into law.
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The filibuster is Designed Prolong debate and delay or prevent votes on bills. Closing the debate requires the approval of three-fifths (60) senators, or in today’s Congress — 10 Republicans must join the majority.
The filibuster was lifted, and suddenly a bill to codify abortion rights needed a 50-50 vote in the Senate, with Vice President Kamala Harris giving the run-off to Democrats.
Senators Manchin and Sinema won’t give up on filibustering because they know how crazy and bossy the rest of their party will become if they do.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 30, 2022
Fortunately, however, it turns out that Biden no The idea of removing the best messenger for obstruction has been rejected.
Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (R-West Virginia) and Kirsten Sinema (R-Ariz.) have vowed as always to protect the filibuster. Biden’s remarks did not shake them in the slightest.
daily mail report says When contacted by their offices, Manchin said “the position of the West Virginia Democrats has not changed in light of the president’s new comments,” while Sinema referred them to a previous statement showing that the filibuster had actually worked in the past. Legislation that has been used to protect support choices.
“The Senate’s protections to protect women’s access to health care from erosion have been used six times in the past decade, and are now more important than ever,” Sinema said.
Democratic senators remain opposed to undermining the filibuster on any topic, including reproductive rights, Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s office said.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) June 30, 2022
This is not an exception
It’s worth noting that when President Biden, Democrats and the media use phrases like “exclude” and “exception,” they try to create the illusion that this is if only It’s time to consider lifting the filibuster.
In fact, they seem clear that they will use it for almost every platform they hope to get through the Senate and suppress the ability of a few to get in their way.
In January, the same people talk about ‘exceptions’ to be codified Roe v Wade Cheng Law delivered an angry speech calling on the Senate to change the filibuster to allow Democrats to vote to reform the legislation through Congress with a simple majority.
He was so adamant about removing the filibuster that he said anyone who refused to support voting reform would be tantamount to becoming a segregationist or a confederate.
Joe Biden said in his speech that those who disagree with his bill to federalize elections are “domestic enemies” who sided with George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.
What you see here is the real national soul being restored. pic.twitter.com/P2gZi5K0nS
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 11, 2022
If Manchin and Sinema succumbed to this “Split”, do you think Democrats will revisit the voting reform bill?
While the two Democrats remain opposed to repealing the filibuster, it’s important to remember that the “exception” came in December after 14 Republicans joined to provide a one-time exception. suspend obstructionallowing Democrats to vote specifically for raising the debt ceiling.
The move led Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) to call Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a “Biden bitch.”
— Brett Smith (@BrettRSmith76) December 16, 2021
Biden’s support for removing the filibuster is part of his new evolution since becoming president and has been pulled far left by a party currently dominated by activists.
In 2005, Biden called weakening the nuclear option for the filibuster “the arrogance of power” and said removing it “would undermine the protection of minority views” and have “long-term consequences.”
In 2019, President Biden called ending the filibuster a “very dangerous thing.”
Flashback to 2019: Biden says ending filibuster is ‘a very dangerous thing’.pic.twitter.com/7qC7ZjZ8xz
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 30, 2022
Now all of a sudden, “Dangerous” is his middle name, as Biden throws caution to the side and calls for the filibuster of policies and platforms he personally supports.
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