Joe Biden appeared defeated after meeting with Democrats about the possibility of ending the Senate filibuster to pass his bill that would federalize voting in the United States.
Biden said that he did not know whether they could overcome the filibuster, which would allow the Democratic Party to govern with unrestrained one party rule and allow Congress to pass his controversial agenda.
“I don’t know whether we can get this done,” said Biden after the meeting. He also fumbled with the microphone, unsure whether it was on.
“If we miss the first time, we can come back and try it a second time,” said Biden. “We missed this time, we missed this time,” he admitted.
Biden then delivered this stream of stream of conscious series of words that National File has reproduced in its entirety and attempted to format in a way that makes sense for our readers:
“If the state legislative bodies continue to change the law – not as to who can vote but who gets to count the vote, count the vote, COUNT THE VOTE – it’s about election subversion, not just whether or not get people get to vote.”
“Who counts the vote? That’s what this is about, that’s what makes this so different from anything else we’ve ever done.”
“I don’t know if we can get it done, but I know one thing, as long as I have a breath in me, as long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all, I’m going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures have moving.”
BIDEN AFTER MEETING WITH DEMS ON 'VOTING RIGHTS' BILL:
“I don’t know whether we can get this done…We missed this time and the state legislative bodies continue to change the law, not as to who can vote, but who gets to count the vote, count the vote, count the vote!" pic.twitter.com/o7gnJuaR0b
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 13, 2022
Biden seemed to claim that his goal of federalizing the election system while the Democratic Party controls the White House and Congress is actually in an effort to combat Republican-led “election subversion” efforts in Republican states.
Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Senema both refused to vote to end the filibuster, with Sinema renewing her refusal in the Senate earlier today.
“I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division infecting our country,” said Sinema.
“When a party in control pushes party line changes exceeding their electoral mandate the bitterness within our politics is exacerbated, tensions are raised within the country and traditionally non partisan issues are transformed into partisan wedges.”