“What I want to do is I’m trying to bring the country together, and I don’t want the debate to only be about whether or not we have a filibuster or exceptions to the filibuster or going back to the way the filibuster had to be used before,” Biden advised NCS’s Don Lemon at a NCS city corridor in Cincinnati.
The President mentioned: “There’s no reason to protect it other than you’re going to throw the entire Congress into chaos and nothing will get done. Nothing at all will get done. And there’s a lot at stake. The most important one is the right to vote, that’s the single most important one.”
“Never before has there been an attempt by state legislatures to take over the ability to determine who won. Not count the votes, determine who won,” he mentioned.
The President mentioned: “This is Jim Crow on steroids, what we’re talking about.”
Biden mentioned he needs to “make sure we bring along not just all the Democrats, we bring along Republicans who I know know better. They know better than this.”
Biden has confronted rising strain from Black leaders to take a powerful stance on Congress eliminating the filibuster so as to cross federal laws to defend voters.
“I’ve been saying for a long, long time the abuse of the filibuster is pretty overwhelming,” Biden mentioned Wednesday evening. He mentioned that when he had first joined the Senate there have been fewer filibusters as a result of it was a speaking filibuster, which required a senator who needs to block laws to maintain the ground with out taking a break.