Joe Biden Suffers Blow as Democrat Senator Refuses to Break Filibuster for Voting Bill

Democrat President Joe Biden has suffered yet another major blow as a Democratic senator has refused to tow the party line and break filibuster to pass the partisan voting bill.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is refusing to back down on changing the filibuster, dealing Biden yet another humiliating public failure.

“Eliminating the 60-vote threshold will simply guarantee that we lose a critical tool that we need to safeguard our democracy from threats in the years to come,” Sinema said in a statement.

“Congress was designed to bring together Americans of diverse views representing different interests and as a collective to find compromise and common ground to serve our country as a whole,” the Arizona senator added, sealing Biden’s fate.

The Left is far from supportive of Sinema’s decision, however.

From Fox News:

Liberal pundits and columnists didn’t hide their disdain for the Democratic lawmaker.

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who has become known for her pivot to boosting Democrats after once holding conservative views, called Sinema’s decision “worse than incoherent or cowardice.”

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“Sinema is effectively asking the authors of Jim Crow and vote-rigging to give their permission for her to stop it. This is worse than incoherent or cowardice,” Rubin tweeted.

“It’s a moral disgrace. Ask the segregationists for permission to vote for Civil Rights Act?”

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who once walked away from a high-paying ESPN job in order to be free to mock then-President Trump, not only took credit for Sinema’s rise but also called for her to resign. 

“I say this as her former friend and the person who first gave her national television exposure on @msnbc: @SenatorSinema needs to resign or be removed from office immediately.

Rather than decreasing ‘division’ in this country her action guarantees it,” h tweeted. “For whatever reason, @SenatorSinema has become a menace to the continuation of American democracy.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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