Torch the filibuster? Biden backs historic Senate rules change over voting bills

Torch the filibuster? Biden backs historic Senate rules change over voting bills


With the wide-ranging “Build Back Better” bill appearing all but dead, Democrats have turned their attention back to previously stalled voting reforms, and they’re willing to scrap 215-year-old Senate rules to do so.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is going all-out to pass partisan legislation overhauling federal elections, saying it’s critical to protect democracy.

He’s got the full backing of the White House.

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“If the only thing standing between getting voting rights legislation passed and not getting passed is the filibuster, I support making the exception of voting rights for the filibuster,” President Joe Biden recently told ABC News.

Vice President Kamala Harris added in remarks on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that “here in this

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