It was a new low for Joe Biden.
He experienced public humiliation at the hands of one of his own allies.
And this Democrat senator just drove the final nail in the coffin of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Joe Biden planned one last-ditch effort to twist the screw on Democrats to blow up the filibuster so Chuck Schumer could push a bill through the Senate that would allow for massive voter fraud in federal elections by weakening voter ID laws while expanding mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.
But before the increasingly unpopular Biden could make his case, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema prebutted Biden with a scathing floor speech eviscerating the Democrats for trying to destroy American democracy by ending the filibuster.
Sinema stated emphatically that she would not support any changes to the 60-vote threshold to end debate on legislation.
“I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country. The debate over the 60-vote threshold shines a light on our broader challenges. There is no need for me to restate its role protecting our country from wild reversals in federal policy,” Sinema declared. “American politics are cyclical and the granting of power in Washington, D.C. is exchanged regularly by the voters from one party to another. This shift of power back and forth means the Senate 60-vote threshold has proved maddening to members of both.”
Sinema warned Democrats they were playing with fire by threatening to create a “carveout” in the filibuster for an election rigging bill.
As evidence, Sinema pointed to how Mitch McConnell warned in 2013 that the Democrat majority would regret eliminating the filibuster for lower court judicial nominees.
That turned prophetic when in 2017 the GOP majority – Republicans won control of the Senate in 2014 – paid back Democrats by abolishing the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.
Republicans then confirmed three Trump nominees to the Supreme Court.
“The 2013 decision by Senate Democrats to eliminate the 60-vote threshold for most judicial and presidential nominations led directly to a response in 2017 by Senate Republicans, who eliminated the threshold for Supreme Court nominees. These shortsighted actions by both parties have led to our current American judiciary and Supreme Court, which as I stand here today is considering questions regarding fundamental rights Americans have enjoyed for decades,” Sinema added.
Sinema blasted the Democrats for fomenting anger and division by trying to eliminate the filibuster to ram through transformative, socialist legislation despite presiding over the thinnest of majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
“Tensions are raised within the country, and traditional nonpartisan issues are transformed into partisan wedges. We must address the disease itself, the disease of division, to protect our democracy. And it cannot be achieved by one party alone. It cannot be achieved solely by the federal government,” Sinema concluded.
Democrats whine and cry about Republicans supposedly threatening democracy by demanding voters show a picture ID before casting a ballot.
At the same time Democrats want to throw out constitutional norms and checks and balances as part of a partisan power grab to seize permanent control of Washington.
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