Al Sharpton went on MSNBC on Tuesday to slam the filibuster, calling on Democrat lawmakers to work around it to secure more voting rights.
Sharpton claimed that the “filibuster should not stand in the way of democracy” while also saying that President Joe Biden should join him and other civil rights leaders to work around it in the name of voting rights.
“I certainly support, and have been saying this for some time, that we must have a way that we raise the issue of voting around the filibuster,” Sharpton declared. “Filibuster should not stand in the way of democracy, should not stand in the way of our constitutional rights.”
“I said to the president, along with my seven colleagues that lead national civil rights organizations, that he ought to take that position,” he continued. “I do not know what he will say today, but we certainly encourage him to speak forcefully.”
“If he talks history, if he talks about, we’ve been here before, and what we had to do to get past that, I think that’s a good thing,” Sharpton said. “If he also deals with the fact that we need to have a workaround a filibuster, I think that will be a great thing. I intend to be there to hear what he has to say. I’m glad he’s speaking up, though.”
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to Twitter last month to slam the filibuster, as she is hoping to get rid of it so that she can force her radically liberal agenda on the American people.
“Call me radical, but I do not believe a minority of Senators should be able to block voting rights for millions of people,” she tweeted. “But I guess I’m just from that far-left school of thought that legislation should pass when a majority of legislators vote for it.”
Democrats are suddenly against the filibuster morally despite the fact that they have used it many times when they needed to. Funny how that works out.
This piece was written by James Samson on July 14, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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