The President made a statement in connection with the results of the vote in the Senate.
President Joe Biden criticized the actions of Republican senators who blocked the debate on the electoral reform bill, calling it “another attack on the right to vote.”
After the Democrats in the Senate failed to start a debate on the bill previously passed by the House of Representatives, the president issued a statement.
Democrats, Biden said, “unanimously rallied to defend the sacred right to vote” and opposed a repeat of “the Jim Crow era in the 21st century.”
“Unfortunately … the Democrats ‘defense of our democracy has faced a solid wall of Republican opposition,” the President said.
“Senate Republicans have resisted even discussing – even considering-a bill designed to protect the right to vote and our democracy,” he said.
Biden called the Republican attempt to “suppress voters” another “attack on the right to vote, which, unfortunately, was not unprecedented.” At the same time, he added that “the battle is far from over.”
“I have led this work throughout my career, and we will step up our efforts to win again – in the name of the people, in the name of our democracy,” the president stressed.