Sinema Won’t Support Eliminating Filibuster—Effectively Killing Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill

Sinema’s stance will crush Democrats’ hopes of passing national voting rights reform legislation.

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1/15/2022 7:38:00 PM

SENATE: This Week, Sinema Declared She Won’t Support Eliminating Filibuster—Effectively Killing Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill

Sinema’s stance will crush Democrats’ hopes of passing national voting rights reform legislation.

ToplineSen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) ruled out supporting Democratic efforts to eliminate the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, saying on the Senate floor Thursday that she thinks dropping the 60-vote threshold will only manage to further divide the country, appearing to crush Democrats’ hopes of passing national voting rights reform legislation.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) during a United States Senate Committee on Finance hearing on October... [+]19, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Getty Images)Rod Lamkey-Pool/Getty ImagesKey FactsSinema said Democratic calls to eliminate the filibuster, including from President Joe Biden, have not changed her “longstanding support” for the 60-vote threshold.

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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.

Kyrsten Sinema Faces Backlash From Arizona Democrats For Pro-Filibuster StanceLeaders and activists alike sounded off: “Like being almost in an abusive relationship”; “disappointed to say the least”; “I will never understand.” I'm voting for Jennifer Netflicks next time She’s gonna switch to Republican Party. Always hangs with them on Senate floor already. 🤷‍♂️

Manchin Joins Sinema in Destroying Democratic Hopes to Pass Voting Rights'We're old enough to remember a whole month ago when both Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin voted to make an exception to the filibuster for the debt ceiling,' Public_Citizen sardonically noted. Public_Citizen This country is so fucked Public_Citizen If SenatorSinema thinks she can be president, she's out of touch w AZ constituents. She's blown any chances w her stance of backing 20th century filibuster rule which'll block millions from certainty that votes can't be overturned by GOP Trump party selected election officials. Public_Citizen This thread explains, freedom of religion is in conflict with freedom of speech. Think we can start with this, to build a bigger wall between church & state. That should make the state,a bit more sober, & help it in understanding it's true responsibilities

Sinema, Manchin reject Biden push to change filibuster for voting rightsPres. Biden on future of voting rights legislation: 'As long as I have a breath in me, as long as I'm in the White House, as long as I'm engaged at all, I'm going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures' have moved on the issue. He's a national joke. And knows it. Go Joe! GO Mr. President...we have your 6. DeanObeidallah Empty suit,

Sinema reiterates opposition to Senate rule change ahead of Biden meeting with DemsBREAKING: Sinema reiterates opposition to Senate rule change ahead of Biden meeting with Dems Sinema reiterated her commitment to end American democracy. Hahaha amazing that Biden calling her Jefferson Davis didn’t convince her And she'll be fund raising on 'Biden didn't do anything!!' in 3..2.....1...

Voting rights expert: GOP plotting next coup as Sinema, Manchin say they won’t stop itSen. Kyrsten Sinema , many say, paid lip service to the two voting rights bills on Thursday. Despite co-sponsoring the voting rights bill named in honor of John Lewis, her dead set opposition to changing the filibuster ensures that both bills are going nowhere. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the threat to our democracy. JoyAnnReid you can almost see the liberal in charge of msnbc's twitter wiping away angry tears as she/he/they type this. JoyAnnReid SenatorSinema you deserve every bit of heat you get and then some extra. JoyAnnReid Hahahahahahahaha 😂😂😂😂

Share to Linkedin Topline Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) ruled out supporting Democratic efforts to eliminate the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, saying on the Senate floor Thursday that she thinks dropping the 60-vote threshold will only manage to further divide the country, appearing to crush Democrats’ hopes of passing national voting rights reform legislation. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) during a United States Senate Committee on Finance hearing on October ... [+] 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Getty Images) Rod Lamkey-Pool/Getty Images Key Facts Sinema said Democratic calls to eliminate the filibuster, including from President Joe Biden, have not changed her “longstanding support” for the 60-vote threshold. Every Democratic senator needs to vote to eliminate the filibuster for it to happen, since Senate Republicans unanimously oppose the effort, which requires a simple majority vote from the chamber that is split 50-50 between the Democratic and Republican caucuses. In her speech, Sinema said she supported sweeping voting rights reform proposed by Democrats, but claimed nuking the filibuster would only serve to further fuel political divisions in the United States. Crucial Quote “These bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself,” Sinema said of Democrats’ voting rights legislation. “I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division affecting out country.” What To Watch For Even with no path forward for passing voting rights reform, Biden appeared undeterred after Sinema’s speech, tweeting “21st century Jim Crow is about voter suppression and subversion—it’s about who gets to vote, who counts your vote, and whether your vote is counted. The Senate must pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act.” Biden plans to meet with Senate Democrats for a lunch Thursday to discuss the legislation. Key Background Biden and top congressional Democrats have framed expanding voting rights as critical to the party’s agenda, as Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country pass bills making