Joe Biden On Voting Rights: ‘I Don’t Know If We Can Get This Done’

From voting rights to bolstering the social safety net, the president lacks the votes to pass his agenda in Congress.

President Joe Biden expressed frustration with efforts to protect voting rights on Thursday, given overwhelming Republican opposition in the Senate and lack of support among Democrats for changing rules in order to pass legislation expanding voting access with a simple majority of votes.

“I hope we can get this done. The honest-to-God answer is I don’t know that we can get this done,” Biden said after a private caucus meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill. “Like every other major civil rights bill that came along, if we miss the first time, we can come back and try it a second time. We missed this time.”

Biden pledged to keep fighting for election reform and voting rights legislation, warning that failure could result in “subversion” by Republicans in future presidential elections, succeeding where former President Donald Trump and his allies failed in 2021. Continue Reading

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