Sinema pops Democrats’ filibuster trial balloon on voting rights

Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema continues to oppose her fellow Democrats’ evolving efforts to modify the filibuster in order to pass voting rights reforms. While Sinema insists that she supports both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, she remains unwilling to weaken the 60-vote requirement for the passage of such legislation. A spokesman for Sinema says that the Arizona Senator is concerned that weakening the filibuster could mean that, in the future when Republicans once again have a majority, it would be just as easy to pass nationwide laws to suppress the vote.

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