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ABC's WNT WHINES: Republicans Keep Blocking Voting Rights!

During their coverage of the Democratic Party’s ongoing obsession over passing their election power grab legislation, ABC’s World News Tonight spent a minute and twenty-six seconds kvetching and strategizing on live television on how their friends in the Democratic Party can get their bill passed. 

Anchor David Muir led off the segment by lying about how President Biden is somehow fighting “to protect voting rights in this country” before going to congressional correspondent Rachel Scott to let her bemoan Republicans “repeatedly” blocking Democrats from passing their “voting rights” legislation, which is nothing more than a federal government takeover of elections: 

Senate Republicans have repeatedly blocked Democrats from even debating voting rights legislation, but tonight, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he has figured out a pathway forward, by attaching voting rights legislation to a separate bill over in the House. Now, this will allow the Senate to debate voting rights for the first time without changing any of the rules. 

A clearly panicked David Muir replied by strategizing about the next move his friends can make: “The real test is the vote on these bills that comes after a debate. And that, he would still have to somehow get around the filibuster.”

 

 

Scott agreed, and then proceeded to badger Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Krysten Sinema (AZ) for refusing to fall in line with their demands:

You have those two democratic moderate holdouts, Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Kyrsten Sinema. They are firmly opposed to changing the Senate rules. That would allow Democrats to move forward and pass voting rights legislation without any Republican support. 

If you didn’t know any better, you would think these were just two liberal operatives strategizing on how to enact their agenda on live television. Sadly, that isn’t the case, these were two supposedly objective journalists.  

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To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:

ABC World News Tonight

1/12/2022

6:45:38 PM

DAVID MUIR: And this evening, the developing headline back here at home and President Biden’s fight to protect voting rights in this country. The President will travel to Capitol Hill tomorrow and tonight, news that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer now says he’s laid out the path to begin debate on a new bill that could combine both of these voting rights bills. Rachel Scott live up on the hill tonight. Rachel, Senator Schumer says the Senate could begin debate without changing any Senate rules here. Until now, we know threats of the filibuster have blocked debate, so, how will this work?

RACHEL SCOTT: Well, David, Senate Republicans have repeatedly blocked Democrats from even debating voting rights legislation, but tonight, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he has figured out a pathway forward, by attaching voting rights legislation to a separate bill over in the House. Now, this will allow the Senate to debate voting rights for the first time without changing any of the rules, David.

MUIR: All right, so, he’s found a path forward to debate these bills, but of course, the real test is the vote on these bills that comes after a debate. And that, he would still have to somehow get around the filibuster.

SCOTT: Exactly, David. And you have those two democratic moderate holdouts, Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Kyrsten Sinema. They are firmly opposed to changing the Senate rules. That would allow Democrats to move forward and pass voting rights legislation without any Republican support. Now, President Biden is expected to travel here to Capitol Hill tomorrow to make an in-person plea directly to those Senators and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer still hoping for a vote on those rule changes by the end of the week. David?

MUIR: Alright watching it all. Thank you, Rachel. 

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