Jim Clyburn urges filibuster 'carveout' to move voting reform forward without GOP support

Jim Clyburn urges filibuster 'carveout' to move voting reform forward without GOP support


Rep. Jim Clyburn is urging President Joe Biden to get behind a mechanism to bypass Republicans and pass voting reforms with only Democratic support.

Clyburn said Biden “should endorse” his proposal to create a carveout to the Senate’s filibuster for legislation that applies to the Constitution, thereby allowing Democrats to enact H.R. 1, their sweeping elections reform proposal, as well as a second bill reauthorizing portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, without any GOP votes.

“I don’t care whether he does it in a microphone or on the telephone. Just do it,” he told Politico.

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Biden could “pick up the phone and tell [Sen.] Joe Manchin, ‘Hey, we should do a carveout,'” Clyburn told the outlet, a suggestion that he said he’s shared with several administration officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris.

Clyburn made a similar suggestion in March, citing a Supreme Court

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