Things are getting ugly.
In a brazen attempt to change the voting system in America, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer has now upped the pressure and is vowing that he will force the votes through by any means. This is only going to make the divide within the Democratic party much worse.
According to Fox, Schumer stated on the Senate floor, “We will be postponing recess so the Senate can vote on voting rights. We will return on Tuesday to take up the House-passed message containing voting rights legislation. Members of this chamber were elected to debate and to vote, particularly on an issue as vital to the beating heart of our democracy as this one. And we will proceed.”
Schumer then said, “And if Senate Republicans choose obstruction over protecting the sacred right to vote — as we expect them to — the Senate will consider and vote on changing the Senate rules — as has been done many times before — to allow for passage of voting rights legislation.”
This could all work in theory however, currently Democrat Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., have already given a firm “no” to fellow Democrats about their willingness to sink the filibuster. This means that Schumer and the progressive Democrats do not have the power to change the rules.
Schumer knows this will be difficult and taunted Manchin, Sinema, and other moderates and said, “How can we in good conscience allow for a situation in which the Republican Party can debate and pass voter suppression laws at the state level with only a simple majority vote, but not allow the United States Senate to do the same? We will confront this sobering question and every member will go on record.”
It is too soon to tell what will happen however one thing is clear. The Democratic party is more divided than ever before right now.