Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won’t change Senate filibuster stance to pass voting bill

Politics January 13, 2022 News
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won’t change Senate filibuster stance to pass voting bill

From KTAR | Arizona News by Kevin Stone, KTAR.com

Democrats hoping U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema could be swayed to change her long-held view on the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation she supports couldn’t have liked what they heard when the Arizonan spoke on the Senate floor Thursday.

Sinema called the filibuster – a Senate rule requiring 60 votes to pass certain types of bills – a “guardrail” that whichever party is out of power always considers an obstacle.

Arizona Democratic Party Chairwoman and state Sen. Raquel Terán wasn’t happy with Sinema’s message.

“This is not a divisive issue, this is about the future of democracy,” she said in a statement.

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