Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton threatened to accuse Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona of “supporting racism” over their approval of the Senate filibuster.
“The pressure that we are going to put on Sinema and Manchin is calling [the filibuster] racist and saying that they are, in effect, supporting racism,” Sharpton told Politico. “Why would they be wedded to something that has those results? Their voters need to know that.”
Sharpton is part of a larger push from the left to eliminate the filibuster in order to pass Democrats’ election and voting rights legislation known as S.1.