It’s not shaping up to be a good week for Joe Biden and the Democrats after being dealt a series of devastating blows by the nation’s highest court and members of their own party.
After giving what was undoubtedly his most radical speech on Tuesday, Joe Biden failed to inspire his fellow party members to deliver on what Biden framed as a life or death moment for U.S. democracy.
The cognitively deficient president demanded an immediate end to the Senate filibuster rule in order to bypass Republican opposition on a pair of bills aimed at federalizing U.S. elections under the guise of “voter integrity.”
“To protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules,” he said about terminating the filibuster.
There it is:
Joe Biden forcefully says the Senate should get rid of the filibuster so Democrats can pass their bill federalizing elections, eliminating election integrity laws, watering down voter ID laws and keeping Democrats in power forever. pic.twitter.com/mRgcoPbBMp
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 11, 2022
Previously both Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer were vocal proponents of the filibuster, claiming it’s elimination would be a “dangerous thing to do” and a “doomsday for democracy.”
Chuck Schumer said ending the filibuster would be “a doomsday for democracy."
Joe Biden said it's “a very dangerous thing to do.”
What changed? pic.twitter.com/20JTPruw4k
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 14, 2022
But now as the Democrats face a red tsunami unlike ever before, and Biden’s entire political agenda remains defunct, there’s been a radical change of heart.
And to make matters worse for America’s worst president to date, two Senators from his own party wholly rejected a plea to destroy the 60-vote filibuster threshold that would make way for election integrity destruction.
Speaking on the Senate floor just as Biden was set to meet with Democrats, Sen. Krysten Sinema defended the filibuster as the necessary mechanism for public debate.
“But what is the legislative filibuster, other than a tool that requires new federal policy to be broadly supported by senators, representing the broader cross-section of Americans?” she continued. “Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon, shouting that solution to their colleagues.”
You can hear her entire floor speech below:
Sinema Delivers Senate Floor Remarks on Voting Rights, America's Divisions, and the U.S. Senate https://t.co/72zAFWDPjO
— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) January 13, 2022
Sinema’s statement is important because Biden needs all 50 Democrats senators’ “yes” votes to alter the filibuster’s rules.
West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, another proponent of the filibuster, applauded Sinema on her bravery.
MANCHIN just now on Sinema’s speech: “Very good. Excellent speech."
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 13, 2022
Sinema understands in an evenly divided Congress the filibuster is the sole mechanism by which to hammer out differences in a so-called bipartisan way.
“Today marks the longest time in history that the Senate has been equally divided. The House of Representatives is nearly equally divided as well,” she explained.
“Our mandate, it seems evident to me, [is to] work together and get stuff done for America,” Sinema said.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed this sentiment earlier in the week.
However, Sen. Sinema is still a Democrat and can not be fully relied upon to do what’s correct regarding the future of America’s democracy. She indicated that she supports the Democrats’ effort to federalize local elections but that the bills “‘do not fully address the disease” of division.
It’s likely that she will vote ‘yes’ on both bills, which if signed into law would wreak havoc on the entire democratic process.
Meanwhile, evidence of widescale voter fraud during the 2020 election continues to emerge proving Donald Trump absolutely correct.
On January 4, Georgia Election officials opened a probe into possible illegal ballot harvesting in the 2020 election via True the Vote evidence, which reportedly includes phone data correlated with video that shows individuals dropping ballots at 5,662 ballot drops during the 2020 pandemic.
Democrats have no business discussing election integrity until they acknowledge the truth about what went down last November.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney