“私を過激と呼んでください, しかし、少数の上院議員が何百万人もの人々の投票権を阻止できるはずだとは思わない,” 彼女はツイッターに書いた. “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.
ザ・ “人民法のために” 必要 60 votes to clear a procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans filibustered and killed the legislation from advancing to debate.
Tuesday’s vote was 50-50 with no Republicans voting with Democrats to advance it.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer echoed Ocasio-Cortez’s sentiments.
“もう一度, the Senate Republican minority has launched a partisan blockade of a pressing issue,” he said on the chamber floor. He vowed that the vote was the “starting gun” and not the last time voting rights would be up for debate.
上院マイノリティリーダー Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Republicans won’t stand for Democrats’ attempt to impose new voting standards on states that would “操作” elections in their favor. He called the substance of the nearly 900-page bill “rotten” to its core.
Democrats have been railing against the filibuster, which Republicans first used this year to vote down a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. 国会議事堂の暴動. That vote was 54-35, meaning the minority of voters kept it from advancing to debate. Liberals want to abolish the filibuster in favor of a simple majority.
While some Democrats have called the filibuster a “Jim Crow relic,” moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have supported keeping the longstanding rule.
Recently though, Manchin said he would be open to lowering the filibuster threshold to 55 投票.
Sinema’s office in Phoenix saw 少なくとも 10 protesters arrested Tuesday over the senator’s filibuster position.
Democrats used the filibuster numerous times to stop Republican bills during former President Trump’s 学期.
Fellow ‘Squad’ member U.S. 担当者. イルハン・オマル, D-Minn。, sent out a similar tweet Tuesday.
“Our democracy is more important than the Senate filibuster. Pass it on,” 彼女は書いた.
今月上旬, Ocasio-Cortez called for abolishing the filibuster.