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Schumer, Dems accept filibuster floor failure to fight 'the good fight' ahead of midterms

Posted on AllSides January 21st, 2022
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Senate Democrats on Wednesday forced two votes they knew they'd lose on their election bills and the filibuster – breaking a rule often followed by legislators, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to never call a vote you don't know you'll win. 

The votes mark yet another political loss for President Biden and Democrats. They highlighted the internal divisions among Democrats over the filibuster. And they forced vulnerable Democrats up for reelection to cast a vote Republicans are already attacking them for.

But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and his colleagues say they have no regrets over the effort, which they say...

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