President Joe Biden has appealed to the US Senate to abolish the filibuster rule. This is in order to pass the two voting right bills impeded by Republicans.
Biden mentioned this plea in a speech in Atlanta, Georgia. The voting right bill will allow Americans access to the ballot box. The president said that he was “tired of being quiet.”
“Today, I’m making it clear,” said the president, “to protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules, whichever way they need to be changed, to prevent a minority of senators from blocking action on voting rights.”
However, these firm persuasion may not be enough to get the voting rights bill to its destination.
The Senate is proportionately divided between the two parties. And it is essential for majority leader Chuck Schumer to gain all 50 Democratic senators’ backing for the rule changes to push through.
Joe Machin, one of those senators, clearly made his decision that he will not be behind any rule changes except if they can manage to convince bipartisan support. It is, however, out of question seeing that Republicans unify against the reformation of filibuster.
In company with the president, American politician and current vice-president Kamala Harris propounded that Senate Democrats must not permit the filibuster to halt the advancement of national voting rights legislation.
“The American people have waited long enough. The Senate must act,” said Vice-President Harris. Democratic senator Chuck Schumer said earlier that the Congress would act on voting rights “as soon as tomorrow.”
Biden urged the election officials to decide whether or not they want to be part of the individuals protecting American voting rights.
“History has never been kind to those who have sided with voter suppression over voters’ rights,” Biden said. “Do you want to be on the side of Dr King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis? This is the moment to decide.”