Killing the buccaneer is on the ballot

As if the stakes in the November election weren’t high enough, President Biden is now saying he wants to break the Senate’s filibuster to ensure abortion access. “We need to codify Roe vs. Wade in law,” Biden said this week. « If the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like the right to vote, we make an exception for that. »

It won’t happen until November, since the cool heads of the Senses. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin defend the restraining goal of the filibuster. The Democrats will no doubt forget to thank them when the Republicans next take power. But how long can they delay progressive demands? The Senate is 50-50, so if the Democrats win two seats midterm, that could be the end of it.


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