Today, President Biden acknowledged that there are not enough votes in the Senate to make an exception in Senate filibuster rules so that Democrats could write abortion protections into law with a simple majority in the chamber. His comments came at the outset of a virtual meeting with Democratic governors in which Biden said the focus now should be on electing more supporters of abortion rights this year.
“This is going to go one way or the other after November,” he said, warning that Republicans could seek a nationwide ban on abortion if they take over control of Congress.
On Thursday, at a news conference in Madrid, Biden chastised the Supreme Court for “outrageous behavior” and said he would support an exception to the Senate’s filibuster rules. Under current rules, most legislation requires 60 votes to advance — a threshold Democrats cannot achieve in the evenly divided chamber.
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