DNC Statement on Senate GOP Filibuster of Voting Rights Legislation

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement after Senate Republicans filibustered moving forward to debate voting rights legislation:

“Today’s vote is yet another demonstration that the Republican Party is determined to undermine our democracy by restricting voting rights. While Democrats are united in moving forward to protect the fundamental right that serves as the foundation of our democracy, every last Republican senator voted against even debating the issue. Here’s what they don’t want to talk about: the fact that Republicans are pursuing a power grab through their coordinated effort, aided by dark money groups, to suppress voters across the country because they know the only way they can win is to cheat. This fight is far from over. I will do everything in my power so that my two sons don’t have to fight the same battles my grandparents did to make their voices heard as Black people in South Carolina. Democrats will continue to work around the clock to protect the right to vote because the fate of our democracy hangs in the balance.”