Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrats to do whatever they have to in order to “protect Amerricans’ right to vote.” —even if it means changing the rules.
Clinton shared her thoughts on Twitter, channeling 36th President Lyndon Johnson.
“‘The right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless,’ Lyndon B. Johnson said. ‘It gives people, people as individuals, control over their own destinies.’”
“It’s time Senate Democrats adjust the rules to protect Americans’ right to vote.”
Sounds like Clinton supports Schumer’s plan to make changes to the filibuster in order to push through progressive voting reforms. Clinton argued back in September for the end of the filibuster.
“Keeping the filibuster now, when you’re dealing with a political party that does not respect the rule of law, does not even respect the process unless it works for them, you know, witness what they did to Merrick Garland when President Obama had every right to appoint a Supreme Court justice,” she reportedly said during an interview.
It doesn’t sound like the filibuster is going anywhere, not if Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has anything to day about it.