The New York Times called for scrapping the filibuster in a Saturday editorial, suggesting it’s the best route to save voting rights.
“Every Day is Jan. 6 Now,” the Times’ headline read. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riots and liberal media networks have been advertising wall-to-wall coverage of the marker.
The editors argue that while many Americans have moved on from last year’s Capitol riots, the threat to democracy is still very real as the rioters’ goals still live on in the efforts of Republican lawmakers. Particularly, the Times wrote, when it comes to Republicans’ supposed attempts to undermine voting rights.
The GOP’s mission, the editors said, is “a bloodless, legalized form that no police officer can arrest and that no prosecutor can try in court.”
“In short, the Republic faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of…