Biden Pushes Senators on Voting Rights
President Biden headed to the Capitol to pressure Democrats on voting rights legislation, but even a visit from him couldn’t sway the holdouts.
Two democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, say they don’t support overturning the filibuster.
That would allow Democrats to pass a voting rights bill with a simple majority and without Republican support.
But without all 50 democratic senators on board the bill has no path forward.
Former president Obama has also pushed for senators to drop the filibuster at one point, saying democracy is being tested by Republican voting legislation at the state level.
President Biden met with Manchin and Sinema at the white house last night, but there’s no sign he was able to restart negotiations.