Biden speaks on Senate filibuster


Georgia's Republican-led House of Representatives passed a sweeping elections bill on Thursday that would impose new restrictions on voting in the state that helped Democrats win the White House and control of the U.S. Senate.

He added: "Got passed, growing the economy, people's lives are changing". "The Republican voters I know find this despicable".

But Biden was pressed on whether he supports continuing to push legislation through the Senate with a mere 50 votes plus Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote in the evenly split Senate.

During the hourlong session with reporters, Biden was asked if he was anxious about the Democratic Party's midterm prospects should a push to pass federal voting rights legislation fail. And guess what? People got exhausted of talking and exhausted of collapsing.

"I'm convinced that we will be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing", he said at his first formal news conference since taking office on January 20.

While Biden voiced support for the talking filibuster, he also suggested that the Senate should dismiss the filibuster for important legislation like voting reform - likely a nod to H.R. 1, the Democrats' disastrous voting bill that would make the voting irregularities of 2020 look like child's play.

"He was right when he summed it up this way numerous times: 'The Senate ought not act rashly by changing its rules to satisfy a strong-willed majority'".

Democrats don't have the required 50 "yes" votes to abolish the rule in Senate. That was reduced to 60 in 1975.

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"In addition to having an open mind about dealing with things that are just elemental to the functioning of our democracy, like the right to vote, like the basic right to vote, we've amended the filibuster in the past", the president said.

"I'm not going to lay out a strategy in front of the whole world and you now", Biden told reporters.

Biden concluded his answer by saying if the senate reaches a point of "lockdown and chaos" because of the filibuster, "then we'll have to go beyond what I'm talking about". So the best way to get something done, if you hold near and dear to you that you like to be able to- anyway.

"And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that's what we should do", Obama said.

Biden urged the Senate to pass the bill.

"If we can end it with 51, we'd have no problem - the existing rule, it's going to be hard to get a parliamentary ruling that allows 50 votes to end the existence of a filibuster", Biden said.

"Our preoccupation with the filibuster is totally legitimate", he said. And if we have to, if there's complete lockdown and chaos as a effect of the filibuster, then we'll have to go beyond what I'm talking about.

President Biden said he agreed with former President Obama that the filibuster is a "Jim Crow relic". "Voters", Biden said in an impassioned reply to a question about the voting rights issue. That whole time. Last year, alone, there were five times that many.

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