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Martin Luther King III says history will remember Sen. Kyrsten Sinema 'unkindly' for not supporting filibuster reform to pass voting rights

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In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Senate Television via AP
Civil rights groups skewered Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for opposing changing the Senate filibuster rules.
"History will remember Senator Sinema unkindly," said Martin Luther King III.
A Georgia-based group said Sinema "cried crocodile tears" while Americans were losing their rights.
Civil rights leaders and voting rights groups lit into Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for her decision to reject President Biden's push to weaken the Senate's filibuster...
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Some House Democrats warn they will tank Biden's big bill if a hefty tax cut for the rich is dropped

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Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey speaks to reporters outside of the House Chambers of the U.S. Capitol on September 23, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Some House Democrats threatened to oppose BBB if it comes back to the House without a hefty tax cut for the wealthy.
"No SALT, No Dice!" tweeted Rep. Josh Gottheimer.
It could complicate the bill's path to final passage if Manchin tanks the SALT provision in the Senate.
Negotiations around the future of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation is slipping behind closed doors. Resistance from Sen. Joe Manchin of...
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Sinema says she doesn't support lowering the Senate filibuster threshold to pass voting rights legislation

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee markup in Dirksen Building on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema threw cold water on lowering the Senate filibuster threshold for voting rights.
Her opposition makes it unlikely for Democrats to pass voting rights legislation along party lines.
"I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division," she said.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema threw cold water on lowering the Senate filibuster threshold to allow...
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House Democrats pass 2 voting rights bills, setting up a showdown in the Senate

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Standing with fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, chair of the group Rep. Joyce Beatty speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
House Democrats passed two voting rights bills on Thursday morning, setting up a Senate showdown.
The bills were passed as an amendment to an unrelated NASA bill to fast-track consideration.
They will get a debate in the Senate, but will almost certainly be blocked by Republicans.
House Democrats passed a pair of voting rights bills on Thursday morning, setting up a showdown...
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