Schumer delays voting rights votes until next week as Democrats face filibuster fight

Senate Republicans are set to block two voting rights bills, leading Democrats to consider filibuster changes to pass them.

Mitch Mcconnell, Kyrsten Sinema

1/14/2022 5:14:00 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer delayed voting rights votes until next week as Democrats face a fight over weakening the filibuster

Senate Republicans are set to block two voting rights bills, leading Democrats to consider filibuster changes to pass them.

Key PointsSenate Democrats will delay votes on a pair of voting rights bills, which they will try to pass next week.Once Republicans block them as expected, Democrats will consider changes to the filibuster that would allow the legislation to get through with a simple majority.

Democrats have called the legislation vital following the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the passage of restrictive state voting laws.Republicans contend the bills would give the federal government too much power over elections in states.Democratic supporters of U.S. President Joe Biden hold letter-signs reading all together 'Senate, Act Now' during a candlelight vigil on the National Mall in observance of the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

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Opinion | Yes, Mitch McConnell could make the Senate a hellscape. It's worth it.If Democrats nix the filibuster for voting rights, McConnell's threatened to bring the Senate to a halt. HayesBrown HayesBrown But they will. HayesBrown

Kyrsten Sinema Dooms Democrats' Voting Rights Push With SpeechThe Arizona senator's speech opposing filibuster changes on Thursday cast a cloud over Democrats' final voting rights push. So, you use an old photo. The cross jewelry was part of the act. Funny how the Democrats were against doing this in 2009 but now they are for it. SenTomCotton was brilliant in reading SenSchumer own speech word for word now against him.

Schumer eyes final reckoning over voting rights and filibuster ruleSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told Democratic colleagues in a letter Wednesday that he will force a procedural vote on the Freedom To Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Obama backs Biden's call to change Senate rules to pass voting rights in op-edFormer President Barack Obama is calling on the Senate to 'do the right thing' and pass voting rights legislation, backing President Joe Biden 's push to change Senate filibuster rules to do so. He emerges from one of his mansions for this, but couldn't be bothered to call on the senate to 'do the right thing' with the BBB. okay sure journalismIsDead & media is here to influence us Ah, the original divider-in-chief. Sure, let’s eliminate government checks and balances and ram policy through unchecked. Pretty sure that would be disastrous if either side had such power.

McConnell calls Biden's voting rights speech 'profoundly unpresidential''I have known, liked, and personally respected Joe Biden for many years,' McConnell said on the Senate floor. 'I did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday.' In the mean time in the real back ground the GOP and Republicans are Throwing stones at each other and want the Democrats to join and looks like they will. Holy crap, the man who supports DJT has the gall to call Joe Biden “unpresidential”? What a joke.

Democrats take voting rights fight to state-level racesWith Democrats at the congressional level failing to deliver federal voting rights legislation, Democratic gubernatorial candidates are unveiling their own plans ahead of this fall's midterms. LOL. Like the constitution says. Encouraging jeannefisher17 This is pathetic reporting considering the filibuster is in the way of success of passage of votingrights Not 1 Republican has stood against it, so far not Manchin, or Sinema. But go ahead blame Democrats. SMH