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Cardin Reacts to Voting Rights Legislation Failure

January 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Senate Democrats suffered a major defeat this week  in their efforts to pass voting rights legislation – a key issue for the party, which is under pressure to take action ahead of the midterm elections just months away. An attempt by Democrats to change filibuster rules in order to pass a voting bill failed amid opposition from moderate Democratic Senators including West Virginia’s  Joe Manchin.  After the vote failed, there was a loud round of applause from Republicans- and strong push back from Democrats including Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. Speaking from the Senate floor, Cardin said now is not the time to allow states to turn back the clock on civil rights in order to support what he calls Donald Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 election…