Angus King: I Would Scrap the Filibuster over Voting Rights

Angus King: I Would Scrap the Filibuster over Voting Rights


Senator Angus King (I-ME) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he would prefer to go with a simple majority vote and forgo the filibuster rule if it came down to voting rights.

Anchor Jake Tapper said, “I want to turn to another issue here at home, a voting rights. Senator Joe Manchin wrote this morning saying he will not support the voting rights legislation called the For the People Act. You’ve been working on this in the Senate Rules Committee. Senator Schumer says he’s going to bring it up for a vote this month. There are other Democrats, Democratic state election officials who have concerns about the legislation as written. Do you support the bill as written?”

King said, “No, I think there are things that can be modified, and Chuck Schumer knows that and Amy Klobuchar. I’ve said that all along. It’s a 900,000-page

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