Defeat for Joe Biden as Republicans block voting rights reform Bill

Defeat for Joe Biden as Republicans block voting rights reform Bill

Defeat for Joe Biden as Republicans block voting rights reform Bill

House Republicans adjourned until Thursday, while the Senate pressed on the budget.

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as an alternative to the landmark election reform bill set for a key vote in the Senate Tuesday, including some changes other Democrats on Capitol Hill have opposed. "None of them are created to suppress the vote", he expressed. Manchin, who had been the caucus' lone holdout, Democrats can now present a united front in supporting the bill, creating a contrast with Republicans whom they plan to bludgeon on the campaign trail over the measure.

"Just two weeks ago, there were questions about whether Democrats would be aligned".

Pelosi did not say who would chair the committee.

Pelosi has been weighing up several options for an inquiry, amid Democrat determination not to let the incident fade into the background.

The house was split 50-50 and Kamala Harris, the vice president, in her role as Senate president, announced that the motion was not agreed to. She said then that she was considering a select committee or having an existing committee conduct the investigation.

Defeat for Joe Biden as Republicans block voting rights reform Bill

Some Republicans have gone so far as to downplay the violence, with one suggesting the rioters looked like tourists and another insisting that a woman, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed that day while trying to break into the House chamber through a window was "executed".

White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at the end of May that "the president has been clear that the shameful events of January 6 need to be independently and fully investigated" and that he remains committed to that. "We certainly hope that will be the case tomorrow", Psaki said.

After the Senate vote, some Democrats urged Biden to move on his own. It would restore some of the protections in the Voting Rights Act to prevent states from making it harder for some people to vote.

Richard "Bigo" Barnett, who stormed the Capitol on what he felt was the orders of Trump, sits at Nancy Pelosi's desk on January 6.

House Democrats passed the bill by a vote of 220-210 in March, but the measure's fate in the Senate was always in question, given that Democrats need at least 10 Republicans to support it to overcome a filibuster and bring the bill to a vote.

McConnell's criticism came after Trump opposed it and called the legislation a 'Democrat trap'. "I've found common ground with my Democratic colleagues on a new version of the bill that ensures our elections are fair, accessible and secure", Mr. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Rob Portman of OH and Mitt Romney of Utah. Republican lawmakers have rebuked the sweeping legislation, while Democrats argue it is a necessary counterweight to various restrictive voting measures red states are imposing.

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