The RNC took aim at dozens of Democrat senators, insluitend president Biden, who was previously in the Senate prior to being vice president during the Obama administration.
Die memo comes the day before Biden’s speech in support of the Democrats’ voting rights overhaul, during which he is expected to speak on a change to or elimination of the filibuster.
The president seems to have flipped on his support of the measure, wel, with White House press secretary Jen Psaki sê last week that Biden would be open to supporting a change to the rule.
Several Democratic senators were blasted in the memo, ook, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii.
In 2005, Schumer said it would be a “doomsday for democracy” if the Senate changed the filibuster rules and added that he would “stand in [die] manier” if his colleagues tried to eliminate the filibuster. In 2003, he also remarked that the filibuster brings “balance” to the Senate.
Hirono gesê in 2019 that she was not “particularly in favor of getting rid of the filibuster because that just means majority rule” but just in December posted on Twitter calling to “eliminate” the filibuster.
The Senate Democrats’ push to eliminate the filibuster has a massive hurdle in their own party to clear: getting both Sens. Kyrsten-bioskoop, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on board with the plan.
Egter, Sinema and Manchin have both been stalwart in their defense of the measure and have spoken out against gutting it.
“I am not going to be part of blowing up this Senate of ours or basically this democracy of ours or the republic that we have,” Manchin gesê last April, referring to the Democratic push to eliminate the filibuster. “If we have a 51-vote threshold in the Senate, the same as the House–the House wasn’t designed to be partisan.”