The outlook for Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his fellow Dems: not so good. With Build Back on the back burner, the Majority Leader needs a win —big time. But he won’t find it with the voting rights bill, especially if he has to make changes to the filibuster to get there.
Says who? Says Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), that’s who.
While Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has, perhaps, been the more vocal opponent of tampering with the filibuster to cram through a progressive agenda, calling it “a heavy lift,” and saying “Once you change a rule, or you have a carve-out … you eat the whole turkey,” Sinema is no fan of the plan, either.
According to TownHall.com, Sinema may be the final death blow in Chuck’s plan. “Sinema, also a key holdout to major filibuster reform, reiterated during the Democratic lunch she will not support any effort to get rid of the 60-vote threshold, according to two sources familiar with the [conversation].”
Read the full report below:
And Now Sinema Arrives to Deliver the Final Death Blow to Dems' Filibuster Plan https://t.co/8phKqRdQmF
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