Authoritarian Regime: Kamala Admits She Wants Obedience, Not Democracy

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 15 January 2022 02:15

Vice President Kamala Harris denounced lawmakers who do not back President Joe Biden's agenda or his push to eliminate the filibuster, blaming them for violating their "oath to protect and defend our Constitution."

Speaking to NBC News on Wednesday night, the VP aimed at both Senate Republicans and fellow Democrats who are declining to back the move.

"I will not absolve the 50 Republicans in the United States Senate from responsibility, from upholding one of the most basic tenets of our democracy which is free and fair elections and access to the ballot for all eligible voters," Harris announced.

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It is not only Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who are resisting changing the Senate rules to destroy the filibuster, but the 50-member-strong Republican minority too, including senators like Mitt Romney of Utah who has criticized Donald Trump's election fraud allegations.

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Harris’s response was the same when pushed by interviewer Craig Melvin regarding fellow Democrats Manchin and Sinema.

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"I don't think anyone should be absolved from the responsibility of preserving and protecting our democracy especially when they took an oath to protect our Constitution."

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On Wednesday, former President Barack Obama joined the campaign to pressure Democratic senators into backing the voting rights legislation, calling it a tool to "prop up Jim Crow."

In an op-ed published in USA Today, the former President wrote the Senate filibuster "has no basis in the Constitution" and argued that Southern senators used it to block civil rights legislation that disenfranchised Black voters.

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"I fully support President Joe Biden's call to modify Senate rules as necessary to make sure pending voting rights legislation gets called for a vote," Obama wrote.

"In recent years, the filibuster became a routine way for the Senate minority to block important progress on issues supported by the majority of voters. But we can't allow it to be used to block efforts to protect our democracy," he stressed.

In his op-ed, Obama invoked the words of legendary civil rights leader John Lewis, for whom one of the bills is named after.

He warned of legislation being passed in Republican-controlled states that could hurt Democrats at the ballot box this November when voters decide which party controls the House and Senate.

"What we're seeing now are far more aggressive and precise efforts on the part of Republican state legislatures to tilt the playing field in their favor," Obama wrote.

"Perhaps most perniciously, we've seen state legislatures try to assert power over core election processes including the ability to certify election results. These partisan attempts at voter nullification are unlike anything we've seen in modern times, and they represent a profound threat to the basic democratic principle that all votes should be counted fairly and objectively," he continued.

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