Sen. Sinema calls eliminating filibuster an ‘underlying disease of division’ in US

Sen. Sinema calls eliminating filibuster an ‘underlying disease of division’ in US


Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema vowed not to support eliminating the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation on Thursday, likening the move to an “underlying disease of division infecting our country.”

In a speech on the Senate floor less than a hour before President Biden was scheduled to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus on the two voting rights bills, the moderate Democrat affirmed her support for the legislation, but refused to back actions to evade the 60-vote threshold.

“These bills help the symptoms of the disease [of division], but they do not fully address the disease itself,” Sinema said, after detailing a disease of “division” in the country and Congress.

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“And while I continue to support these bills, I will not support

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