There was a vote —weren’t you there?
After the GOP plus Joe Manchin sunk the Women’s Health Protection Act —an act that would greatly expand abortion access —Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was furious over the “minority” blocking things that the majority wants to do.
“I believe in democracy, and I don’t believe the minority should have the ability to block things that the majority wants to do. That’s not in the Constitution. […] It’s time to get rid of the filibuster,” Warren said.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Warrens claim on Twitter:
“Um, a bipartisan MAJORITY of the Senate just voted down the Dems’ radical abortion bill. 51 is greater than 49, even using Harvard math. You don’t get to call the losing side the majority just because you agree with it.”
After losing the vote, President Biden issued a statement: “Republicans in Congress – not one of whom voted for this bill – have chosen to stand in the way of Americans’ rights to make the most personal decisions about their own bodies, families and lives,” Biden said. “To protect the right to choose, voters need to elect more pro-choice senators this November, and return a pro-choice majority to the House.”