President Joe Biden on Thursday said he is not certain his voting rights agenda will pass the Senate after he failed to secure sufficient backing from his own Democratic party.
Immediately after a last-ditch meeting to persuade party members, Biden said he hoped “we can get this done but I’m not sure.”
“It’s about election subversion, not just whether or not people get to vote. Who counts the vote? That’s what this is about, that’s what makes this so different than anything else we’ve ever done. “
President Biden traveled to Capitol Hill to deliver a final, forceful appeal for action.
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia seemed moved by the president’s speech.
Yet, despite Biden’s efforts, the voting rights bill is likely doomed.
Manchin and U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are opposed to eliminating the filibuster.