This is bad news for the GOP.
Even with complete and total opposition from the Republican Party, President Biden just announced that he wants to “work around” the Senate’s filibuster rule to pass sweeping election reform.
According to Axios, Biden told ABC, “The only thing standing between getting voting rights legislation passed and not getting passed is the filibuster. I support making an exception on voting rights for the filibuster.”
Biden even believes that the bill is so important that the Senate rules should be changed so that Democrats can avoid the usual 60-vote threshold to approve legislation in the 50-50 divided Senate, according to the NY Post.
“That means whatever it takes. Change the Senate rules to accommodate major pieces of legislation without requiring 60 votes,” Biden stated.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently lashed out at Republicans as well and even said that he supports changing the rules to get their way.
“If Senate Republicans continue to abuse the filibuster and prevent the body from considering this bill, the Senate will then consider changes to any rules which prevent us from debating and reaching final conclusion on important legislation,” Schumer threatened.
As of recently, demands from Democrats have grown for a change to the U.S. federal voting legislation.