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BREAKING NEWS: Biden’s Voting Rights bill has been blocked by the GOP’s Republicans.
“This is not just another routine day in the Senate, this is a moral moment,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.
The initial vote was 49-51, short of the 60 votes needed to advance over the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., voted no for procedural reasons so Democrats can revisit the legislation.
Democrats have said that republican lead states are making Black Americans less likely and unable to vote, but republicans have Sayed Identifying people is not bad but good to identify if they are legally able to vote.
The Democrats even knowing there was a high possibility for it to be blocked the GOP showed their fears into reality and blocking the Biden “Voting Rights Bill.”
“I haven’t given up,” Biden said earlier before at a White House news conference today.
The No. 2 Republican, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, said at one point, “I am not a racist.”
McConnell slapped the democrats by words and said “fake hysteria” from Democrats over the states’ new voting laws and called the pending bill a federal takeover of election systems. He said doing away with filibuster rules would “break the Senate” and create a federalized system and making the states less powerful over their elections for the presidency election.
This story is breaking and will be updated.