Posted 10 days ago
President Joe Biden took two huge losses Thursday that likely will be the final nails in the coffin of the big and hopeful agenda that Democrats were counting on as we speed into the 2022 election season from hell.
First, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow Democrat, announced that although she supports the voting rights bill, she's not willing to do what it would take to make it happen. The filibuster. I'm talking about killing the filibuster.
This came only two days after the president made such an impassioned speech in support of knocking off the filibuster that Republicans essentially called it offensive. And even one Democratic senator said Biden, who pledged a year ago to unite Americans, went too far in the speech.
Former President Barack Obama even came out of political retirement to write his first opinion piece since leaving office about the importance of protecting voting rights. He said, in this USA TODAY Opinion piece, that it’s time for Democrats to do something, anything, to protect democracy.
Then, President Joe barely had time to shake off Sinema's body slam Thursday afternoon when the U. S. Supreme Court knocked him down again.
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