NARAL pulls support from Sinema over failure to back filibuster change on voting bill

火曜日に, Mini Timmaraju, president of NARAL, 発表 a change to the organization’sendorsement criteria.The organization said it willnot endorse or support any senatorwho does not work to pass the 民主党election overhaul legislation.

DEMS‘NUCLEAR OPTIONPUSH FAILS, ELECTION BILLS DEAD AFTER SINEMA AND MANCHIN VOTE TO KEEP FILIBUSTER

その. キルステンシネマ, D-アリゾナ。, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., 1月. 19, 2022.

その. キルステンシネマ, D-アリゾナ。, arrives to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., 1月. 19, 2022. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Our democracy is in peril,” Timmaraju stated. “Anti-choice, anti-democracy forces — including all 50 Republican Senators — are dead-set on dismantling the very foundation of our republic. We cannot let this happen. It is past time for the Senate to pass the voting rights protections in the Freedom to Vote: ジョンR. Lewis Act and safeguard the freedom to vote by any means necessary.

We will not endorse or support any senator who refuses to find a path forward on this critical legislation. Without ensuring that voters have the freedom to participate in safe and accessible elections, a minority with a regressive agenda and a hostility to reproductive freedom will continue to block the will of the majority of Americans.

シネマ, who had previously 前記 she would not vote to weaken the Senate’s 60-vote threshold, indeed joined Sen. ジョー・マンチン, D-W.Va。, and all Senate Republicans in a 52-48 投票 to preserve the filibuster Wednesday evening. That vote followed a failed attempt by Democrats to push a bill combining the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act over the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold.

President Biden failed to convince senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to eliminate or weaken the filibuster.

President Biden failed to convince senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to eliminate or weaken the filibuster. (AP /ゲッティイメージズ)

Emily’s List, a political action committee dedicated to helping elect to office female Democratic candidates who support allowing 中絶, said Wednesday that it will not endorse Sinema, claiming her decision toreject the voices of allies, partners and constituents who believe the importance of voting rights outweighs that of an arcane process means she will find herself standing alone in the next election.

Emily’s List concluded that Sinemaundermines the foundations of our democracy, her own path to victory and also the mission of EMILY’s Listshould she not find a pathway forward in support of the legislation.

A change to the filibuster would require support from all Senate Democrats.

Abortion advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court, 12月. 1, 2021, ワシントンで, D.C.

Abortion advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court, 12月. 1, 2021, ワシントンで, D.C. (Kent Nishimura / 法制度のすべてのプレーヤーとすべての市の機関)

Talk of a primary challenge to Sinema, who is up for reelection in 2024, has begun.

最近では インタビュー, 担当者. Ruben Gallego, D-アリゾナ。, said many of Sinema’s own colleagues are pushing him to challenge her.

“実を言うと, I have gotten a lot of encouragement from elected officials, from senators, from unions, from your traditional Democratic groups, big donors,” said Gallego, who has served in the House since 2015. “Everything you can imagine under the sun.

Sinema’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

フォックス・ニュース’ Tyler Olson contributed to this article.

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