US Secretary Calls For VIOLENCE Against Sitting Lawmaker

Written By BlabberBuzz | Sunday, 23 January 2022 12:00
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In a now-deleted tweet after a vote barring changes to the filibuster rule in the Senate, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich called for violence against Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona that voted against the rule changes alongside fellow Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (W.VA) and Republicans.

In the deleted tweet, Reich announced: "Tonight, Republican senators lined up to shake Kyrsten Sinema's hand. Democratic senators should have given her the backs of their hands."

On Wednesday night, all 50 Republican senators and 2 Democratic senators voted against modifying the filibuster rule.

According to the New York Post, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to change the rule after Republicans utilized the filibuster to block sweeping voting-rights legislation pushed by the Democrats.

The new rule would have enabled Democrats to wait through a filibuster and pass the voting legislation with a simple majority. Now, the rules require 60 votes to end a filibuster, a figure difficult to reach in an evenly divided Senate.

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In response to Reich's tweet, Twitter users denounced his calls for violence, some pointing out that he comes from the party which declares to be the "champion of women."

Some took aim at his height, announcing that even if he wanted to hit Cinema in the face, he would need a ladder.

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Schumer's proposed filibuster change would just have applied to the election bills the Senate was considering Wednesday, though was still using the partisan nuclear option, even though Manchin and Sinema repeatedly announced they resisted the method, despite backing the voting bills.

"As we debate this issue, so critical to the wellspring of our democracy, we will all confront the critical question: Shall members of this chamber do what is necessary to pass these bills and move them to the President's desk? It's my hope that courage awakens within the heart of our Republican colleagues before the day is out," Schumer said, adding that if the Senate cannot protect the right to vote "then the Senate rules must be reformed."

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Last week Sinema announced, "These bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself. And while I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division affecting our country."

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Manchin stated Wednesday, "Allowing one party to exert complete control in the Senate with only a simple majority will only pour fuel on the fire of political whiplash and dysfunction that is tearing this nation apart. Contrary to what some have said, protecting the role of the minority, Democrat or Republican, has protected us from the volatile political swings that we have endured over the last 233 years."

"It's time that we do the hard work to forge difficult compromises that can stand the test of time," Manchin said.

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