Rep. Ro Khanna on passing voting rights legislation: “This is an obligation, a duty”

'Make the moral case,' Rep. Khanna says on persuading Sen. Manchin and others that an exception to the filibuster is needed to get voting rights legislation passed. 'Go to the country, across the country, barnstorm and say, 'This is our moment.''

9/19/2021 11:34:00 PM

'Make the moral case,' Rep. Khanna says on persuading Sen. Manchin and others that an exception to the filibuster is needed to get voting rights legislation passed. 'Go to the country, across the country, barnstorm and say, 'This is our moment.''

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats unveiled a new voting rights compromise bill, The Freedom to Vote Act, but with no Republican support, it’s almost certain to fail. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) joined MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin to discuss the future of voting rights and where the House stands on negotiations over the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan.

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GOP rep announces retirement after threats of violence, Trump celebrates“The ex-President is celebrating the victory that threats of physical violence helped scare a U.S. Congressman into retiring, writing in a statement, ‘1 down, 9 to go,’” says Chris Hayes on the retirement announcement of one of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. chrislhayes chrislhayes Unbelievable. Reprehensible.

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Rep. Maloney: California was a good test of Biden vs. TrumpRep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY, joins Morning Joe to discuss the outcome of California's recall election and what Republicans can take away from the results. Rep. Maloney also discusses why he says the $3.5T reconciliation package has a 'good chance' of getting through the Senate. Let’s do a Biden vs trump in Texas and Florida Drone kills children, boosters deadly, French ambassador flees US, infected hordes pouring across the southern border and thousands of Americans left behind in Afghanistan. Great job Dems! California is not a litmus test for the rest of this fuc-ed-up country. We're a blue state and the recall was a joke. There are tens of millions of American lunatics who will vote red.

Rep. Dean: “They’re fencing us from the lies that have been told from inside”As U.S. Capitol police prepare for a right-wing rally, Rep. Madeleine Dean says lawmakers are once again being fenced in due to the lies being spread by Donald Trump and the Republican party. She says the Republican party has “devolved into a cult. Just spewing lies, spewing misinformation and disinformation simply for political and personal gain.” The Congresswoman also called for increased oversight on the U.S. drone program after the “tragedy” that we saw in Kabul with the deaths of 10 innocent civilians -- mostly children. Great, the link took a minute to load and it was a trailer for the James Bond movie. Their party will die ..self implode

Rep. Zeldin was treated for leukemia and is now in remissionU.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor, said the diagnosis had no impact on his work or Army Reserve duties. “Over the last nine months, I have achieved complete remission, am expected to live a normal life, and my doctor says I currently have no evidence of this disease in my system,” Zeldin said in a statement released through his Congressional office. good for him. but this always raises the issue (fairly) about when a pol owes an honest fess-up to constituents. Not sure the answer, but it ain't 'oh it was really bad 9 months ago but we're good now'.

Texas Rep. Pfluger visits Del Rio migrant camp as numbers spike, warns ‘worst is yet to come’FIRST ON FOX: Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, on Saturday spoke to Fox News as he visited the site of the migrant surge in Del Rio, Texas, saying that the number of predominantly Haitian migrants camping there in squalid conditions is approaching 15,000 -- and warning the situation could get much worse. Your talking to a crowd that doesn't believe in spiking numbers and the worst is yet to come. Even after more than 600 000 deaths. Oh, but maybe with respect to immigrants. Yeah, probably. Build the wall