James Clyburn Insists Voting Rights Bills Aren’t ‘Dead’ Yet—but on ‘Life Support’

“John Lewis and others did not give up after the ’64 Civil Rights Act. That’s why we got the ’65 Voting Rights Act,” Clyburn declared on Sunday, adding that he’s “not giving up.”

Cnn, Jake Tapper

1/16/2022 9:20:00 PM

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on Sunday expressed a tiny glimmer of hope for Democrats’ election reform bills that appear to be stalled in the Senate, claiming the legislation “may be on life support” but isn’t necessarily dead yet

“John Lewis and others did not give up after the ’64 Civil Rights Act. That’s why we got the ’65 Voting Rights Act,” Clyburn declared on Sunday, adding that he’s “not giving up.”

During an appearance on CNN’sState of the Union, Clyburn acknowledged that while election reform is perilously close to getting snuffed out, Democrats shouldn’t toss in the towel right now.Bringing up Sinema’s argument that getting rid of the filibuster could backfire on Democrats if Republicans take back the Senate and the White House by 2025, Clyburn said he wasn’t on the same page as the moderate Arizona senator.

“Look, no, she is not right about that,”the influential congressmanexclaimed. “We just got around the filibuster to raise the debt limit. Why? Because we don’t want to put the full faith and credit of the United States at risk. No one has asked her to eliminate the filibuster. The filibuster is there for all of these issues that may be policy issues.”

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Noticed pundits+politicians who arrogantly opine POTUS’ 'tone' calling out the implicit racism in anti-Voter laws+resistance to strong Voter Rights look like people in no danger of THEIR Right to Vote stolen. Implicit “You (people of color) need 2 ask me nicely if you can vote” I hope he is right that the voting rights bill is not dead.

Yes it is, DEAD. How else would he keep fundraising without selling hope Not dead yet? Rigor mortis has set in.

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Opinion | Democrats Ready Final Push for Voting Rights—Did They Act Too Late?'Many activists have criticized Biden for waiting so long to prioritize voting rights and use his power to pressure congressional lawmakers.' Shocker, Democrats are lying about their voting rights bill.

Harris pushed hard for voting rights — then hit a brick wallMore than six months ago, Vice President Kamala Harris embraced a new mission: to lead the administration’s push for federal voting rights legislation. She dove into it. She’s doing great with it. Just like the border. 🤭 I've said it before and I'll say it again: blanket parties for Manchin and Sinema Well, perhaps the Constitutional Republic will get lucky again, and the American people will not hand this generation of Authoritarian Republicans controlling levers of the Article 1 power. But I am deeply concerned that Manchin & Sinema may have sealed the fate of a generation.

A loss on voting rights will hurt Biden; failure to try would have hurt morePresident Biden's voting rights effort aims to heal a rift in his party. Voters' attention is mostly elsewhere. I just got another payout of R6Ok. can't just believe this, because I have lost so much in Bitcoin investment with several people, took a lot of loan until I was introduced to this great account manager who helped me recovered all my lost. thank you so much 🥰 MichaelWeldon_ 'Democracy Dies In Derpness' Well done, LAT. Hope you are able to genuflect enough when the call goes out to attack Lugenpresse when it's a one party state. .We have to teach Children that Jesus is Fantasy because if they believe that BIG LIE they will believe anything. People who evoke Jesus want to manipulate. As Voltaire said, “Anyone who can make you believe absurdities (Jesus) can make you commit atrocities (insurrection).”

Sinema Won’t Support Eliminating Filibuster—Effectively Killing Democrats’ Voting Rights BillSENATE: This Week, Sinema Declared She Won’t Support Eliminating Filibuster—Effectively Killing Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill Quem é injusto,faça injustiça ainda:e quem está sujo,suje-se ainda;e quem é justo, faça justiça ainda;e quem é santo, santifique-se ainda.Eis que cedo venho e está comigo a minha recompensa,para retribuir a cada um segundo a sua obra. Eu sou o Alfa e o Ômega, o princípio e o fim. never vote for her again 2024 primary and dem blockade her attempts to lobby to sabotage a future lobby job

King family leads Arizona rally to mobilize support for voting rights billsFamily members of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. honored his birthday today with a rally in Arizona to mobilize support for voting rights legislation. Arizona is one of 19 states that enacted voting restrictions in 2021. What does Axios mean by “voting restrictions?” Poll taxes or literacy tests? Or simply rolling some rules back to 2018 procedures? This tells me nothing. Is Arizona just reforming things like moving Dropbox locations or is the state disenfranchising citizens?

Though, much like with the similarly doomed Build Back Better Act, the Democrats’ bills appear to be DOA. During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union , Clyburn acknowledged that while election reform is perilously close to getting snuffed out, Democrats shouldn’t toss in the towel right now. Bringing up Sinema’s argument that getting rid of the filibuster could backfire on Democrats if Republicans take back the Senate and the White House by 2025, Clyburn said he wasn’t on the same page as the moderate Arizona senator. “Look, no, she is not right about that,” the influential congressman exclaimed. “We just got around the filibuster to raise the debt limit. Why? Because we don’t want to put the full faith and credit of the United States at risk. No one has asked her to eliminate the filibuster. The filibuster is there for all of these issues that may be policy issues.” He added: “But when it comes to the Constitution of the United States of America, no one person sitting downtown in a spa ought to be able to pick up the telephone and say you are going to put a hold on my ability to vote. And that’s what is going on here.” At the same time, Clyburn did say he was “going to stay out” of any potential Democratic primary challenges to Sinema when she comes up for re-election in 2024. Tapper, meanwhile, ended the interview by pressing the South Carolina congressman on whether or not he believes the election reform bills are “dead” in the Senate. “No, I don’t,” Clyburn declared. “They may be on life support, but, you know, John Lewis and others did not give up after the ’64 Civil Rights Act. That’s why we got the ’65 Voting Rights Act.” The Democratic lawmaker concluded: “So, I want to tell everybody, we’re not giving up. We’re going to fight. And we plan to win, because the people of good will are going to break their silence and help us win this battle.” In a separate interview on NBC’s Meet the Press , Clyburn said the Senate vote on the legislation should “absolutely” move forward because supporters of the bills “need to know who is with us and who is not.” Acknowledging that the vote—which will almost certainly fail—does raise the “threat” that it will expose Democratic disunity and could be “demoralizing” to Democrats in an election year, he argued that the party should “have this debate” to “see where we stand” moving forward.