2022-01-20 12:55:11

Setback for Democracy: Manchin & Sinema Join Senate Republicans to Block Voting Rights Legislation

As President Biden marked one year in office this week, conservative Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema joined with Republican senators to block a proposed change to filibuster rules that would have allowed two voting rights bills to move forward, foreclosing the chance to stop hundreds of anti-voting laws passed after the 2020 election. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders blasted his colleagues for opposing the rules change, and Georgia’s Raphael Warnock likened the fight for voting rights to the civil rights movement. Democracy Now! aires excerpts from their speeches.

 

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