Democrats get more desperate every day.
The clock is ticking.
And Bill Clinton just placed one secret phone call that will terrify every Republican.
Democrats are worried that unless they pass legislation to rig elections, they will lose power in 2022.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer not only want to cripple the ability of state’s to enforce voter ID laws, but also pass legislation that would allow for universal mail-in balloting and ballot-harvesting schemes in every state.
But a Republican filibuster blocked the bill.
And Democrats just ramped up a pressure campaign on West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin to drop his opposition to triggering the nuclear option to eliminate the legislative filibuster.
That included a behind-the-scenes phone call to Manchin from Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey all twisting the screws on him to nuke the filibuster.
“Manchin has told colleagues that his phone line has been lighting up with prominent names outside the Senate in recent days. He’s heard from former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and talk-show legend Oprah Winfrey, plus former staffers to both Manchin and former Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), according to a person familiar with the talks. Manchin’s office declined to comment on those calls,” POLITICO reported.
Manchin has refused to entertain eliminating the filibuster.
But without his vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cannot trigger the nuclear option and wipe out the 60-vote threshold to end debate.
The fact that Clinton, Obama, and Winfrey would call Manchin is a clear sign of just how seriously Party leadership is taking the effort to pass legislation that would lock Republicans out of power forever.
Democrats falsely claim this is a so-called “voting rights” bill.
In point of fact, it is a vote-rigging bill to ensure permanent Democrat Party rule.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.