‘The R-Word’: Al Sharpton Threatens To Accuse Democrats Of ‘Supporting Racism’ If They Don’t Kill Filibuster

Al Sharpton hinted that he views Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona as “supporting racism,” according to Fox News.

“The pressure that we are going to put on Sinema and Manchin is calling [the filibuster] racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism,” Sharpton said.

“Why would they be wedded to something that has those results? Their voters need to know that.”

Sharpton is part of a large push from the left to eliminate the filibuster.

Manchin said he would “never” stop supporting the filibuster.

The filibuster is imperative because the Senate is evenly split 50-50, with the deciding vote going to Vice President Harris.

“I join all my colleagues in saying there is no amount of time that I will not dedicate on the Senate floor to stopping the Democrats from passing this kind of radical legislation,” Sen. Tom Cotton said.

More from Fox News:

Progressive Democrats see the filibuster as an outdated relic that can be used by the minority Republican Party under McConnell to derail Biden’s agenda, and they want to do away with it. They point to the way the filibuster was wielded during the 20th century to stall civil rights legislation, and warn of a repeat.

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At a news conference Wednesday, Senate Republicans said they are prepared to do whatever it takes to block the voting rights bill and predicted Democrats may get rid of the filibuster to usher in the landmark changes.



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