Biden meets privately with Manchin, Sinema to discuss voting rights

President Biden met privately with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night after the two Democratic lawmakers confirmed their opposition to changing the legislative filibuster to pass major electoral reform legislation.

During the closed-door meeting, the three “had an honest and respectful exchange of views on voting rights,” a White House official said.

Earlier Thursday, Biden largely conceded defeat by passing Democrats’ suffrage legislation after Sinema refused to back Biden’s filibuster initiative.

“We must tackle the disease itself, the disease of division, to protect our democracy,” Simena said in a speech. “And it can not be achieved by one party alone.”

President Biden met with Sens.  Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, after they all reaffirmed their opposition to changing the legislative filibuster to pass major electoral reform legislation.
President Biden met with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, after they all reaffirmed their opposition to changing the legislative filibuster to pass major electoral reform legislation.
AP

Minutes after the speech, Biden met with Democratic senators in a separate closed-door meeting – and came up with a pessimistic view of passing the Voting Rights Act.

“I hope we can get this done, but I’m not sure,” the president said. “But one thing is for sure [is that] Like all other major civil rights bills that came, we can, if we miss the first time, come back and try it a second time. “

With Post wires

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