Dem Voting Bill Blocked In Senate
Democrats could not get their election bill passed through the Senate.
The Senate voted 49-51 to block the bill — 60 votes were needed.
NEW: Senate Republicans block the Freedom to Vote John Lewis Act from advancing 49-51 (required 60 votes to pass).
Sens. Manchin and Sinema voted Yes, but Sen. Schumer changed his vote to No to allow another vote to take place.
Democrats will now move to change rules.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) January 20, 2022
Senate Republicans blocked the voting rights legislation, likely triggering Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to move forward with changing Senate filibuster rules.
The motion to move forward with ending debate and taking a vote on the bill, Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, failed in the Senate by 51-49. Sen. Schumer joined Republicans “in order to enter a motion to reconsider the vote,” according to the Senate Press Gallery.
The Democrats are now set to move on the filibuster.
However, without the support of Dem Senators Manchin and Sinema this will fail as well.