Kamala Harris says Senate Democrats ‘must pass’ voting rights bills or risk being ‘complicit’

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2022
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Vice President Kamala Harris, in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech that appeared targeted at a pair of fellow Democrats, called on senators to pass stalled voting rights bills or be “complicit” in disenfranchising people.

Harris’ stern pitch for the seemingly fated bills on Monday follows President Biden’s controversial speech last week that likened Republican senators to racists for blocking the legislation.

“[King] pushed for racial justice, for economic justice and for the freedom that unlocks all others, the freedom to vote. Today, our freedom to vote is under assault,” Harris said in web-streamed remarks.

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