Chuck Schumer, the Majority Leader in the Senate, stated in an interview on Thursday that the Democrats had made some progress. This progress was geared towards changing the filibuster rules in the Senate to advance sweeping voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of the package that he and his party believe to be central to protecting the very tenets of democracy.
Chuck Schumer Believes The Only Way Is By Moving Forward
From his office that overlooks the National Mall with portraits of the illustrious Roosevelts above his desk- Franklin on one side, Theodore on the other- Chuck Schumer took inventory of what has widely been seen as a major setback for the Biden administration as the President’s first anniversary in office was met with failure with the Democrats’ signature voting bill unraveling into pieces. Schumer nevertheless told the Associated Press that if the choice was between going forward and not going forward, they had nothing to lose and everything to gain by moving forward.
Chuck Schumer has always maintained that the legislation had been one of the top priorities of the party in Congress ever since Democrats managed to gain control over both houses and the White House, where it brought unified party power to Washington.
As Chuck Schumer believes, the Freedom to Vote is seen by civil rights advocates and party leaders as absolutely essential for protecting the right to vote as states which are Republican-led have put in place laws that will make it comparatively more difficult for Black Americans and others to cast ballots. States have already been curbing early voting and mail-in ballots, both of which were quite popular during the pandemic, and have started requiring several types of voter identification- among other changes.