Biden Criticizes Attempts to Limit Voting Rights 'As Sick,' 'Non-American'

In his first press conference, Biden said that if the democratic voting rights law were to face constant opposition in the Senate


PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN has strongly condemned the Republic's debts raised by a number of state legislatures that would limit voter access, stressing the importance of securing a voting rights law through Congress. But when the Democrats' opposition to their nomination in the Senate, the president has shown a willingness to support radical change in the filmmaker.

At his first press conference since taking office, Biden was asked if he was worried about losing seats - or controlling the House and Senate - if most of these funds became law. He dismissed any possible political consequences and said they were opposed to voting rights - especially for black voters - in a much worse way than the laws of Jim Crow's time that laid down racism and xenophobia.

"My main concern is how the system is not American. It is sick - the decision of some provinces to not bring water to the people waiting in line to vote," Biden said on Thursday from the White House East Room, pointing to the GOP bill in Georgia's state legislature. in line.

"I'm sure we'll be able to stop this. It's a very dangerous thing," he added. "This makes Jim Crow look like a Jim Eagle. This is a lot they are trying to do, and it will not survive."

Democrats have drafted a series of voting laws to reduce access to and reduce absenteeism after the election round which saw recordings and increased use of postal voting as a result of the epidemic. Republicans argue that state debt is focused on electoral fraud and reducing fraud by imposing measures such as voter ID laws.

House Democrats have recently passed their most important one, the "For the People Act," and for the first time the law has reached the Senate now as Democrats hold a minority in the 50-50 split. Calling it a "seize power," no Republicans support the House while there seems to be a similar debate in the Senate.

With an existing filibuster requiring 60 votes to end the dispute and advance the law, the voting rights bill is dead when it comes to the Senate. Democrats do not have 10 Republicans needed more than a filibuster, and some in the party, like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, would like to get a compromise on voting rights to shepherd Congress.

While Democrats do not have the votes to completely abolish the filibuster, pressure is mounting on the left to do so - especially in the case of getting a voting law signed into law.

Biden also expressed his support for his return to the "talking filibuster," which would require the senators to seek to delay the law in order to remain present and speak softly in the Senate. He also asked the question of whether he would support the reduction of the limit from 60 to 51 votes to win filibusters, indicating his choice to work with the Republicans.

But the president on Thursday went beyond what he had already set by setting a situation in which he was likely to face a number of changes - though he did not specifically mention the filibuster removal.

"I strongly support moving in that direction in addition to being open-minded about addressing some of the core issues of our democracy, such as the right to vote," Biden said of a person speaking at the polls. "We will do more and if we have to do it, if there is a complete lock and chaos because of the filmmakers, we will have to go beyond what I am talking about."

As a 36-year-old member of the Senate, Biden made a mistake in keeping the filibuster and prioritizing the availability of compromises in the Republics. But he agrees with former President Barack Obama's view that the filmmaker is "Jim Crow's icon" and lamented that the marketing ploy "suffered terribly."

Biden ultimately has no word on what the Senate is doing with the filibuster, and without unity in the issue between the Democrats, changes are almost impossible. Manchin, Senator Kyrsten Cinema of Arizona and other moderate Democrats in eliminating the tool used by the minority group and want to find ways to work with the Republicans. But they are open to very small changes that do not affect the 60-vote limit.

The Republicans, on the other hand, claim that Democrats are pretending to call filibuster cuts when they rely heavily on it under the GOP administration. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has warned of a "Senate-earth Senate" in a high-rise chamber where there will be a gridlock and significant delays for mainstream businesses.

However, a sharp political change is possible if Republicans can always block all of the Democratic priorities that come before the Senate - something filibuster critics believe could change the minds of their beloved allies. And like Biden, some of the party's top leaders seem to be open-minded about big changes if the GOP does not play football.

"I believe that great, courageous action is mandatory, and we would like our Republican counterparts to work with us on these issues," Senate leader Chuck Schumer of New York told a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "But if they don't, our caucus will meet to discuss the best way. It's all on the table."