President Joe Biden and other Democrats interfere with Senate filibuster via Getty Images Thanks to the rules, their agenda. They also failed to shoot down the rule itself. Now they have taken a new approach. Make only one exception to the lawthat codifies the Roe v. Wade case.
They think Americans are stupid.
By the Supreme Court, which overturned the 1973 ruling, Bidenwants the Senateto make an exception to the 60-vote threshold of the Filibuster Rule, so the Democratic Party. Can tie the state's hands to the abortion. "We believe the law must codify the Roe v. Wade case, and the way to do it is to ensure that Congress votes to do it," he said on Thursday. Told. "And if the filibuster gets in the way ... I have an exception to this."
Where do you start? To begin with, a court ruling aimed at deciding how the state regulates abortionon its own. It is not clear that Congress even has the power to consider this issue. Do you want to ban the procedure or guarantee its availability by blocking the ban by the state?
More importantly, Biden & Co. considers it worth bypassing the filibuster rule "once" because it is so important to codify Roe. Maybe, but those who disagree feel just as strongly about. I haven't codified it. Filibuster is precisely intended to prevent such controversial issues from passing by a very small majority.
And don't be naive. Once Dems has experienced a "curve out", he will want to start over because of the political issues of other pets. Republicans will do the same. By requesting an exception, Biden wants to make this check a bulldozer with a slim majority vote. If you're lucky, moderate dems like Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona, who understand the gist of filibuster, will stand up to this devastating move.