Sinema’s lack of support kills Biden’s plans for federal election law

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has likely ended President Joe Biden’s plans to pass a federal election law on Thursday, stating she does not intend to vote to end the Senate’s filibuster law to pass it.

“All 50 Senate Democrats would be needed to change the rules to get around a filibuster. But Sens. Manchin and Sinema still don’t support such a move,” MSNBC reported on Thursday.

Supporting the Filibuster

“As Dems plot filibuster reform to pass voting rights, Sinema says via spokesman she still supports keeping 60-vote threshold ‘to protect the country from repeated radical reversals in federal policy,'” Politico added.

With the voting rights bill in jeopardy, and now the Build Back Better plan lacking votes to pass in the Senate, Democrats will likely head to the holidays without any key legislation passed in 2021 excepted the infrastructure bill.

Manchin Too

Even if Sinema changed her mind, West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin would also remain opposed, leaving the left without the votes needed to make a change.

Manchin has also opposed the Build Back Better plan, considering the bill excessive spending that he could not support.

Both Manchin and Sinema, moderate Democrats, have come under major attack from members of their own party who claim they are stopping progress.

The truth is different, however, as the senators represent their states and are also joined by 50 Republicans who represent voters supporting their views.

The year has not been good for the left, but many Democrats are more concerned over the coming year as the GOP looks to take back power in the House.

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