Republicans Block Another Voting Rights Bill In Senate

(Washington, DC) — Republicans are blocking another Democratic voting rights bill in the Senate. A motion to move the bill forward failed to hit a 60-vote threshold in the tightly-divided Senate. The latest voting rights bill is named after the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Republicans called the measure unnecessary. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called it a “low, low point” in the history of the Senate. He said the Republican Party, “the party of Lincoln,” has turned its back on protecting voting rights. Schumer argued that Republicans won’t even agree to debate voting rights. Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski cast the lone Republican vote in favor of opening debate on the measure.