Democrat plan to enshrine abortion rights in the Senate goes down

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) promised liberals nationwide that he would work to codify abortion rights in the Senate.

It didn’t take long for it to become clear that Schumer’s plan to enshrine abortion rights through the Senate would not happen. Schumer’s dream is doomed to fail as Democrats don’t have the votes in the Senate.

The situation in the Senate is so against Democrats that Democrat Whip Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) was forced to admit that a vote on abortion rights is more about recording the stance of each Senator.

Abortion rights DOA

Following the news that the Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, Schumer promised, “It is our intention for the Senate to hold a vote on legislation to codify the right to an abortion in law.”

Democrats have 50 votes in the Senate on paper, plus the tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris. However, with all that has happened in the past year, Schumer cannot be assured of having all 50 votes.

Senators like Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) have broken party lines on numerous occasions ensuring that despite having a technical majority, Democrats don’t truly have power in the Senate.

Now taking into account that Democrats would need to break the 60-vote threshold to codify abortion rights at the federal level, it becomes clear that there is no possibility of Schumer’s pipedream being fulfilled.

Democrats would need to abolish the filibuster to even have a chance at passing abortion rights.

Unfortunately for Schumer, the aforementioned Democrat Senators have held firm in their refusal to support abolishing the filibuster. Despite the screeching, Democrats can do nothing to stop abortion rights from being relegated to each state.

Democrats flailing

This latest defeat for Democrats illustrates a problem that has plagued Democrats for the past two years. Despite holding power in both the House and the Senate, they have been completely ineffectual.

The inability of the Democrat Party to accomplish their legislative agenda is going to significantly hamper enthusiasm among their support base.

Democrats have spent the last two years flailing, and now with the midterms months away, they face a historic defeat. Republicans can claim an early victory on abortion to further enthuse voters in what is shaping up to be a monstrous red wave in November.

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