president Joe Biden A landmark speech on the importance of voting rights to the United States was delivered on Tuesday, saying that the Republican Party’s recent efforts to restrict voting are an attack on our democracy.
However, it is worth noting in the speech that there was no discussion about obstructing the reform of the bill. Senate Many experts say that procedures must be performed if Democratic Party Hope to pass the “For the People Act”, or the “John Lewis Voting Rights Act.”
Republicans currently have 50 Senate seats. If they can deploy obstructing seats and require a majority of 60 of the 100 votes, then Democrats have no clear way to protect voting rights at the federal level.
When a reporter asked Biden about obstruction when he did not attend his speech, the president seemed to evade the question and only replied, “I am not obstructing now.”
Biden strongly attacked the president Donald Trump And his supporters continue to work hard to overturn the results of the 2020 election. They said: “In the United States, if you lose, you accept the results. You abide by the constitution and try again. You will not call the facts’false’ and then Try to cancel the American experiment just because you are upset. That is not a politician, that is selfish.”
Biden called the effort to overthrow the election “dark”, “streak” and “the worst human nature”, and said that “bulls and peddlers who fear businessmen and lies are threatening the foundation of our country.”
Biden said in his speech: “Democratic supporters will continue to organize and advocate, but we cannot organize a way to get rid of this threat.” However, as many people posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the Democratic Party may organize exceptions. Or cancel the obstructive rules of procedure.
After Tuesday’s speech, several Democrats started Twitter Vent their belief that obstruction must go. Oregon State Senator Jeff Merkley wrote on Twitter: “President Biden is right: Protecting our freedom of voting is a national priority. The Senate must reform the obstruction bill to achieve this goal.”
Pastor Al Sharpton tweeted a photo of himself and the president with the caption “Talk to him” @POTUS After his historic voting rights speech in Independence Hall. I told him that the speech was great, and I was very happy to hear him constantly put forward elements of racism that suppress voters. I told him that we must deal with obstruction and complete HR 4. “
Weekly newspaper Contacted the White House Press Office, commented on Biden’s seemingly avoiding obstruction of the bill, and was forwarded to the White House Press Secretary Jane Passakiof Press Conference on July 12 There were no new comments from the day before the speech.
She stated that “it needs the majority of the Senate to support changes to the obstruction bill” in order to answer reporters’ questions about whether Biden will take any “distortion” measures to get Senate Democrats to advance the obstruction bill, because it seems to be for many people. In short, this is the only obvious way to protect voting rights at the federal level.
When asked about possible exemptions for voting rights, Psaki said: “We also don’t have any new positions on this.”