Obama supports Biden's call to modify Senate filibuster rules to pass voting reform

Obama supports Biden's call to modify Senate filibuster rules to pass voting reform


President Joe Biden got a big boost from his former boss in his pitch for the Senate to change filibuster rules to facilitate the passage of voting reform legislation opposed by Republicans resistant to federal laws that govern how states and localities run their elections.

“The filibuster has no basis in the Constitution,” former President Barack Obama, who, like Biden, was once a senator, wrote in an op-ed published by USA Today on Wednesday.

“Historically, the parliamentary tactic was used sparingly — most notably by Southern senators to block civil rights legislation and prop up Jim Crow. In recent years, the filibuster became a routine way for the Senate minority to block important progress on issues supported by the

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