Former President Obama is warning Democrats they must pass voting rights legislation before the 2022 midterm elections.
Speaking on a call with grassroots supporters alongside former Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama said “We can’t wait until the next election because if we have the same kinds of shenanigans that brought about Jan. 6, if we have that for a couple more election cycles, we’re going to have real problems in terms of our democracy long-term.”
“Since I left office I’ve tried to make a policy not to weigh in on the day-to-day scrum in Washington,” Obama claimed.
“But what’s happening this week is more than just a partisan bill coming up or not coming up to a vote,” he added.
A new report from CBS News acknowledges Democrats are facing tremendous pressure to pass voting rights legislation, a key Biden administration and party priority.
However, with Democrat Senator Joe Manchin against the “For the People’s Act” and an evenly divided Senate, the report says legislation is “unlikely to pass.”