Ilhan Omar says Democrats who won't nix filibuster 'are killing our democracy'

Omar arremetió contra sus homólogos de la cámara alta que se han opuesto a los llamamientos progresistas para rechazar el obstruccionismo., acusándolos de ser la sentencia de muerte de la democracia.

The filibuster—and the Democratic Senators who continue to uphold it—are killing our democracy,” she tweeted on Wednesday.


los Minnesota Democrat’s latest attack on her fellow party members came after Senate Republicans successfully filibustered the Democrats’ election overhaul bill.

The filibuster is a Senate procedure in which a senator or group of senators debate a bill for so long that the measure does not get voted on. The procedure gives the minority party in the Senate a strong oppositional voice, with a Senate filibuster being broken by a cloture vote with 60 votes in favor.

Wednesday’s filibuster is the third time this year that Senate Republicans have blocked the Democrats’ voting overhaul agenda.

Progressives have been staunch in their calls for the abolition of the filibuster, although moderate Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have opposed the removal of the Senate procedure.

The Senate votó 49-51 sobre si tomar el “Ley de Libertad de Voto,” quedando muy lejos de la 60 votos necesarios para superar un obstruccionismo republicano. Líder de la mayoría del Senado Chuck Schumer, D-NY, cambió su voto a un “nay,” in a procedural move that will allow him to submit the legislation for a re-vote.

President Biden slammed Republicans for blocking consideration of the voting rights legislation in a scathing statement, arguing the right to vote isunder unrelenting assault by proponents of the Big Lie and Republican Governors, Secretaries of State, Attorneys-General, and state legislatures across the nation.

Fox News’ Thomas Barrabi contributed reporting.

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