VIDEO: Sinema Destroys Any Hope Dems Had Of Changing Filibuster
Sen. Krysten Sinema has completely obliterated any and all hopes Democrats might have had when it comes to altering the long-standing rules concerning the filibuster in the Senate, as she announced in a floor speech Thursday that she “will not support” her party’s proposed change.
This is going to result in many, many liberal tears being shed all across the country. What a delicious sight to behold.
Sinema, an Arizona centrist who has largely remained silent as Democrats have struggled to round up support for the change, will make it impossible for the party to pass partisan voting overhaul bills with the simple majority they sought.
In addition to Sinema, centrist Joe Manchin of West Virginia also refused to back the change, frustrating Democratic leaders.
Sinema justified her decision in a rare floor speech, delivered with a wavering voice.
She insisted the best way for the Senate to function was through bipartisan cooperation and that eliminating the filibuster would hurt the nation.
“Eliminating the 60-vote threshold will simply guarantee that we lose a critical tool that we need to safeguard our democracy from threats in the years to come,” Sinema went on to say.
Sinema then went on to say that she supports the two voter overhaul bills, which the Republican Party vehemently opposes, but would not change the rules that would essentially make sure they become law.
“Congress was designed to bring together Americans of diverse views representing different interests and as a collective to find compromise and common ground to serve our country as a whole,” Sinema stated.
Manchin was quick to heap praise on Sinema and her speech.
“Very good. Excellent speech,” Manchin said to reporters on Thursday.