Chuck Schumer is saying that he is going to force a Senate vote on getting rid of the filibuster so that Democrats can vote in their federal elections takeover bill but it might not work out the way he wants.
Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is saying that her mind has not changed on this issue.
Without her vote, Schumer is completely out of luck.
Red State reports:
Kyrsten Sinema Tells Chuck Schumer to Pound Sand and Leaves Democrats With Nowhere to Go
What exactly is Chuck Schumer doing? That’s the big question that’s emerged in light of his push to hold a vote on blowing up the filibuster. Ostensibly, he’s doing so in order to pass “voting rights” and save our “democracy” by having the federal government rig the 2022 election. But is that really his plan here?
I ask that because it’s been obvious since his “dear colleagues” letter was released that he doesn’t have the votes. Last night, Joe Manchin said he’s not on board. Now, Kyrsten Sinema has weighed in, letting it be known that her position hasn’t changed. She’s still against any maneuver that would eliminate the 60-vote threshold to pass any type of legislation.
How inconvenient for Schumer.
Kyrsten Sinema reiterated during yesterday’s virtual Democratic caucus lunch she will not support any effort to get rid of the 60-vote threshold, according to two sources familiar with the callhttps://t.co/ZgZ1y7clkU
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) January 5, 2022
It looks like Joe Manchin is also a no on this.
Chuck Schumer does NOT have the votes to kill the filibuster.
Manchin and Sinema are on record saying they are NO votes!
So, suck it, Cuck Schumer.
— Mike Engleman🇺🇲 (@RealPatriot56) January 3, 2022
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will not break the filibuster. It's the only thing protecting them. It keeps them from having to come to grips with the fact that their voting priorities are often out of line with either their state or their party.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 4, 2022
This is great news. Democrats should not be allowed to get rid of the filibuster, or pass their ridiculous voting bill.