Race-baiting charlatan Al Sharpton threatened to accuse Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., of racism if they don’t support an effort to grant Democrats unchecked political power in Congress.
It comes as Democrats are in the midst of an unprecedented power-grab to push the radical Biden agenda, with only the filibuster standing in their way.
“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,” he continued.
The ubiquitous “racism” charge—although it might strike terror in the hearts of many Democrats—is destined to ring hollow in the ears of most conservatives.
Already, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and others have unleashed the talking point, which is often seen as an emotionally charged last resort when Democrats are no longer able to make a rational case in support of their agenda.
Currently, they are hoping to use it to further solidify their monopoly on power by codifying the fraudulent election procedures that gave them an edge in the 2020 race.
At the time, several blue-state governors justified refusing to enforce their states’ election procedures as “emergency” measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now that they are in power, however, radical leftists have wasted no time on a bait-and-switch effort to suggest that the former common-sense policies to prevent vote fraud were “un-American” as President Joe Biden suggested Thursday.
“This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” he said.
Thwarting the ambitious agenda are Manchin and Sinema, two red-state Democrats who reportedly have entered into an iron-clad agreement with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell not to lower the Senate’s long-maintained threshold on legislation from 60 to 51 votes.
Democrats themselves attempted to use the filibuster as a stall tactic during the mid-20th century to prevent the passage of key civil rights bills.
But they also relied upon it regularly to constrain the Trump administration’s agenda, with many, at the time, voicing their unconditional support for the apparently racist practice.
Biden had previously said he supported returning to the sort of “talking” filibusters that would require opponents of a bill to be physically on the floor of the Senate while attempting to block it.
However, he backpedaled on that during his first presidential press conference, saying instead that he would consider eliminating it completely in some circumstances.
“If we have to—if there’s complete lockdown and chaos as a consequence of the filibuster—then we’ll have to go beyond what I’m talking about,” he said.
But top Republicans have warned that the chaos would result from Democrats unilaterally attempting to move forward with the ploy.
McConnell said that it would result in a “completely scorched earth Senate.”
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., flanked by about a dozen other Republicans, reiterated on Wednesday that no amount of leftist political extortion could divert them from standing up for the conservative values that voters elected them to represent, Fox News reported.
“I join all my colleagues in saying there is no amount of time that I will not dedicate on the Senate floor to stopping the Democrats from passing this kind of radical legislation,” he said.