Sen. Kyrsten Sinema stands firm on support for filibuster, gets accused of siding with 'white supremacy' and of plunging 'a knife in the heart of Democracy'

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) delivered a speech on Thursday in which she reiterated her unwavering support for the filibuster, sparking the ire of those who want Democrats to unilaterally change the rules to enable the party to ram through election-related legislation.

The filibuster, a procedural hurdle that requires three-fifths of senators to agree in order to advance toward a vote, serves as a check on whichever party holds the majority.

While Sinema said that she supports both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, she also said that she continues to support the filibuster.

"And while I contintue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country," Sinema said. "There's no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation."

But some on Twitter strongly condemned the senator.

"@SenatorSinema just put a knife in the heart of Democracy. My heart breaks how eas... (Read more)

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