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Senate Democrats will force a vote on rolling back the filibuster rules in an effort to pass sweeping voting reform legislation in the coming days.
While Republicans have balked at the brazen attempt to unravel the 60-vote threshold in the Senate, Democrats say the two voting rights bills at the center of the effort are so important to democracy they warrant upending long-standing Senate rules.
“All of us in this chamber must make a choice about how we will do our part to preserve our democratic republic,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday. “We can’t be satisfied in thinking that democracy will win out in the end if we are not willing to put work in to defend it.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., waits to speak during an event to mark one year since the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
Democrats say the two bills are urgent in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol to stop President Biden’s election certification, former President Trump’s continued false claims he won the 2020 election, and “voter suppression“