Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, is facing criticism for her latest advise to those who are discouraged by the Senate’s failure to approve voting rights legislation.
Psaki on Friday, said she understood people’s frustrations and discussed the issue’s future.
The press secretary stated that they have made some headway in gaining more support for filibuster reform, which would change the Senate’s 60-vote barrier in order to pass two significant voting rights bills: the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Psaki went on to say how important it is for the federal government to standardize and extend voting access, but it was her other remarks that grabbed the most attention on social media.
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President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that passing voting rights legislation will be challenging, but that they haven’t run out of choices yet.
Given that Biden’s executive authority on this topic is limited, experts recently said that Democrats will likely have to offer a more limited voting rights measure than what they have so far.