Following President Biden’s fiery Atlanta voting rights speech last week, it seems that the administration is keen to bring the issue of voting reform to the forefront of its legislative agenda with an accompanying change in the Senate filibuster rules. With debate over two voting rights bills—the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act—expected to begin in the Senate this week, Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema have made clear the filibuster is here to stay, dooming the federalization of election law for this term.
National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar joined Marc and Dany to discuss Biden’s voting rights push, the president’s inflammatory speech last week in Georgia, the left’s determination to abolish the filibuster, and the Biden administration’s struggling agenda.
Josh Kraushaar is National Journal Daily’s Senior National Political Columnist, and pens the weekly “Against the Grain” column. Prior to working at National Journal, he was a political correspondent for Politico, where he reported on congressional campaigns and managed the “Scorecard” blog devoted to up-to-the-minute coverage of elections. Kraushaar has appeared as a political analyst on television and radio, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN.