VIDEO: President Biden backs filibuster changes to push voting rights bill
In a speech from Spelman College in Atlanta, President Joe Biden said he supports changing Senate rules in order to pass voting rights legislation, saying changing the rules would be to protect the “heart and soul of our democracy.” Biden told the crowd that he’d been having quiet conversations with Senators for months over the two bills up for debate, stalled because there aren’t enough Republican votes to move it forward. “I’m tired of being quiet!” he said, emphatically pounding the podium.
When it comes to protecting majority rule in America, a majority should rule in the United States Senate.— President Biden (@POTUS) January 11, 2022
To protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules to prevent a minority of Senators from blocking action on voting rights.
Two voting-rights bills are currently stalled, and Biden hopes a change in Senate rules could at least free them for votes.