For the higher a part of a yr now, Democrats have vehemently opposed the Senate’s filibuster rule. From the second Joe Biden took workplace, there have been rumblings about abolishing it to do numerous issues, from forcing by means of trillions in spending to rigging the 2022 election to stacking the Supreme Court. You understand, to avoid wasting democracy and such.
That push culminated in a go to to Capitol Hill yesterday by Joe Biden. The president was there to push for the abolishment of the filibuster but once more as part of a plan by Chuck Schumer to cross a “voting rights” invoice making voter ID unlawful, legalizing poll harvesting, publicly funding campaigns, and handing state redistricting energy to partisans in Washington, DC, amongst many different objectionable measures.
Predictably, that push failed. Kyrsten Sinema gave a surprise floor speech that formally ended any hypothesis she may vote to explode the filibuster. Shortly after, Joe Manchin reiterated his opposition in a prolonged assertion.
Per these on the left, together with Democrat politicians, “white supremacy” had received as a result of the filibuster is a “Jim Crow relic” solely utilized by virulent racists. Don’t consider me? Simply ask Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hakeem Jeffries, and Ayanna Pressley
It’s time to abolish the Jim Crow filibuster so we will restore voting rights & preserve energy within the palms of the folks.
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) January 11, 2022
However then one thing unimaginable occurred. Actually hours after the Democrats launched into a significant offensive to abolish the filibuster as a instrument of racists in all places, they then…used the filibuster. They didn’t simply block any invoice both. They did Russia’s Vladimir Putin a strong by blocking Ted Cruz’s invoice to sanction the Nordstream 2 pipeline.
And 6.5 hours after the vote started, a GOP invoice to impose sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has FAILED, 55-44, needing 60 to cross.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 14, 2022
You couldn’t have scripted this any higher, and I’m fairly certain Ted Cruz knew precisely what he was doing right here. He timed issues completely to as soon as once more present what rabid hypocrites the Democrats are. That the invoice was stopped additionally represented an enormous win for the Russians was simply the cherry-on-top. The White Home really spent the final week lobbying for Putin on this case.
However keep in mind, it’s Republicans who’re mushy on Russia. In the meantime, Biden and his celebration proceed to bend the knee, going as far as to green-light Germany making itself power depending on the very nation that NATO exists to guard it from. Really, yesterday was a banner day in exposing the Democrats for precisely what they’re on primarily all main fronts. Throw within the prior day’s inflation report, and this has simply been the worst week of Biden’s presidency, and that’s saying one thing contemplating what occurred in Afghanistan.
Ultimately, yesterday’s transfer to dam Cruz’s invoice felt just like the demise knell for Democrat makes an attempt to eliminate the filibuster. Not solely do they not have the votes, however they’re now on document utilizing the 60-vote threshold to dam a invoice in the course of the Biden administration.