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“I will not absolve” any senator from the responsibility of enforcing voting rights

Vice President Kamala Harris said in an excerpt from her interview with NBC’s “Today Show” Wednesday that she would “not absolve” any senator from responsibility for passing Democrats’ voting legislation, including Sense Joe Manchin (D-WA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

President Joe Biden approved changing the Senate Obstruction Rule to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the Advancement of Voting Rights Act of John Lewis, saying it was time to choose “the democracy rather than autocracy “in a speech Tuesday at Morehouse College in Georgia.

Biden added, “So, I ask all of America’s elected officials: how do you want you to be remembered? At important points in history, they present a choice: Do you want to side with Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis? “

Harris said: “I will not absolve the 50 Republicans in the United States Senate from the responsibility of defending one of the most basic and important tenets of our democracy, namely free and fair elections and access to the ballot. for all eligible voters. “

Host Craig Melvin asked, “What about Senator Manchin? What about Senator Sinema?

Harris said: “I don’t think anyone should be absolved of the responsibility to preserve and protect our democracy.”

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