Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday declined to weigh in on how Democrats will tackle voting rights after tonight’s vote to open debate on the legislation, which is expected to fail.
“Look, we will have the vote, and then we will discuss our future,” Schumer said. Adding: “Once that vote happens, we will discuss the future, not today, not now.”
CNN’s Manu Raju asked in the wake of two Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, making very clear they will not gut the legislative filibuster, whether he can say that Democrats will not touch the 60 vote threshold this Congress.
Schumer again dodged, replying: “We are not going to put the cart before the horse. We are going to have the vote then we will discuss the future.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, chair of the Rules Committee, at the weekly policy news conference laid out more details on the voting rights legislation agreement made with Manchin. She said it includes things like same-day registration and allowing people to be automatically registered when they apply for a driver’s license, among others.