Joe Biden Whiffs Again as Voting Rights Push Fails Miserably

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President Joe Biden failed again to advance legislation on his agenda, after traveling to Capitol Hill to lobby Democrats on Thursday.

The president tried to get the Senate to end the filibuster rules, which require a 60-vote majority to advance legislation, in order to pass legislation to federalize elections.

Biden began the week with an angry speech in Georgia denouncing the Senate for failing to advance legislation to federalize elections. The president traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday to seek Senate Democrat support for ending the filibuster.

His visit was upstaged by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) after she took to the floor of the United States Senate to defend the filibuster rules just minutes before the president arrived.

“Like every other major civil rights bill that came along, if we miss the first time, we can come back and try it a second time,” Biden said after the meeti... (Read more)