Biden says he’s in favor of exception to filibuster for voting rights, ‘whatever it takes’

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President Biden said in an interview Thursday that he would support an exception to the Senate’s filibuster rule when it comes to the wide-ranging election and campaign finance reform bill that passed the Democrat-controlled House earlier this year but hit a roadblock in the Senate.

“If the only thing standing between getting voting rights legislation passed and not getting passed is the filibuster, I support making the exception of voting rights for the filibuster,” he told ABC News. 

Getting rid of the filibuster rule would lower the typical 60-vote threshold for passage to 50. In the split 50-50 Senate, Vice President Kamala Harris can break a tie, allowing Democrats to push past Republicans.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 23: President Joe Biden says he would be in favor of a filibuster exception when it comes to voting rights….

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