Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats forced a vote to try to kill the filibuster this week and failed.
Senators Sinema and Manchin, both Democrats, have repeatedly said they would not vote to kill the filibuster and they stuck to their guns.
Democrats want to get rid of the filibuster so that they can push through their sham voter reform bill.
This was an embarrassment for them.
BREAKING: Dems Try to Nuke Filibuster, Fail Miserably
The United States Senate delivered more bad news for the Biden administration late Wednesday night in the form of two votes: one that failed to move Democrats’ federal takeover of elections forward and a subsequent unsuccessful attempt by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to nuke the legislative filibuster in order to force the Democrat power-grab through with their razor-thin majority.
Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the first vote, just another in a string of defeats she’s ended up personally announcing in the Biden-Harris administration’s first year. This one may have stung even more, though, as “reforming” elections in the United States was one of the policies Biden tasked Harris with shepherding through Congress.
In the first vote to break a Republican filibuster on the legislation Democrats wrongly claim is merely about “voting rights,” Democrats came up short of the 60 votes needed in a 49 to 51 vote.
Schumer then attempted to use the “nuclear option” to change the rules to allow Democrats to move their election takeover forward with a simple majority. That too failed — to applause from some Senators — unable to reach the 51-vote threshold necessary to amend the rules. Senators Manchin and Sinema voted with Republicans to foil Schumer’s attempted use of the nuclear option, effectively killing Democrats’ latest attempt at a federal takeover of elections.
Of course, Democrats have used the filibuster repeatedly in the recent past.
Democrats used the filibuster 327 times in 2020.
Joe Biden wants the American people to forget this fact.
— Cory Mills 🍊 (@CoryMillsFL) January 18, 2022
Funny how the media fails to bring this up when asking about this issue.