Biden slams attempts to curb voting rights but says he isn’t ready to call for an end of the filibuster

While President Biden likened efforts by Republican state lawmakers across the country to restrict voting access to “Jim Crow on steroids,” he rebuffed calls from his fellow Democrats to reform or eliminate the filibuster in order to pass a federal voting rights bill. “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,” the President said. These remarks were delivered at a CNN town hall discussion held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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