Never before has there been an attempt by state legislatures to take over the ability to determine who won. Not count the votes, determine who won. — President Joe Biden
Never before has there been an attempt by state legislatures to take over the ability to determine who won. Not count the votes, determine who won. — President Joe Biden
Biden slams attempts to curb voting rights but says he isn't ready to call for an end of the filibuster
"What I want to do is I'm trying to bring the country together, and I don't want the debate to only be about whether or not we have a filibuster or exceptions to the filibuster or going back to the way the filibuster had to be used before," Biden told CNN's Don Lemon at a CNN town hall in Cincinnati.

The President said: "There's no reason to protect it other than you're going to throw the entire Congress into chaos and nothing will get done. Nothing at all will get done. And there's a lot at stake. The most important one is the right to vote, that's the single most important one."


He again slammed Republicans who are attempting to curb voting rights across the country, calling it "Jim Crow on steroids." Republicans at the state level have moved since the 2020 election to roll back easy access to voting or install new obstacles in the way of voters.

Biden called on Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to block the nationwide assault on voting rights.

"Never before has there been an attempt by state legislatures to take over the ability to determine who won. Not count the votes, determine who won," he said.


The President said: "This is Jim Crow on steroids, what we're talking about."

Biden said he wants to "make sure we bring along not just all the Democrats, we bring along Republicans who I know know better. They know better than this."
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