McConnell: Biden’s voting rights speech “profoundly unpresidential”

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called President Biden’s voting rights speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday “divisive” and “divisive.”completely non-presidential,

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Why this matters: in their Tuesday Commenting in Atlanta, Biden supported changing the filibuster to ensure voting rights were protected, and rebuked Senate Republicans for blocking action on the issue.

what is he saying: “The president’s statement yesterday was false, inconsistent, and beneath his office,” McConnell said, claiming that Democrats are trying to scare.

  • “Deliberately divisive speech … was made to further isolate our country,” he said. “How deeply non-president.”
  • “Unfortunately, President Biden has rejected the better angels of our nature. So it is the Senate’s responsibility to protect the country.”
  • “This institution was built as a firewall against this kind of anger and false hysteria,” McConnell said. “It’s up to the Senate to put America on a better path. It’s up to us.”

what to watch: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said the Senate will vote on a rule change in the filibuster by January 17.


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