Democrats in the Senate need to lock themselves in a room with Manchin. No one should be allowed to leave until Manchin says yes to filibuster reform in order to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Federal voting protections need to be enacted ASAP. https://t.co/lD0ztpPKbs
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) September 7, 2021
There’s an idea that eliminating the filibuster just means that Republicans will do what they want the next time they’re in the majority.
That isn’t quite right. The American people are behind us and we need to deliver for them. We have popular opinion on our side. They don’t.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) September 5, 2021
Memo to Democrats: There’s nothing unfair about making our democracy fairer.
End the filibuster. Expand the Supreme Court. Abolish the Electoral College.
The GOP calls these moves radical because they know once we make democracy work, they won’t stand a chance. pic.twitter.com/ukPSZb6Ny2
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 2, 2021
If Democrats included voting rights in reconciliation, the VP could overrule the parliamentarian, then 50 senators could sustain Harris’s ruling and pass voting rights, without ever having to vote to alter the filibuster itself.
This is an interesting strategy. https://t.co/PQ9R29BafC
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) August 30, 2021