Due to the odd makeup of our current Senate, Democrats have a sort of pseudo-majority.
With the 50-50 split, they can only move measures forward if Harris cast a tie-breaking vote.
That doesn’t give Democrats much wiggle room to get anything done. With every single Republican voting together, every Democrat is needed to get their agenda done.
And with an agenda as radical as Schumer and Biden’s, there is little chance Republicans will support them.
Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, wanted to open debate for a left-wing bill that pits men against women. But Republicans won the vote, because of one Democrat.
From the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is taking heat from liberals online for missing a vote on whether the Senate should consider a pay equity bill…
The vote was 50-49, with Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the only missing senator…
Republicans contend the legislation, passed by the House in April, is a gift to the trial lawyers and would only harm businesses.
With Sleepy Joe in the White House, Democrats are eager to pass whatever bogus progressive idea they have on the table.
For years, Democrats have claimed that women earn less than men. The data clearly does not back them up, but have used this argument to drive a wedge between working Americans.
The legislation, passed by the House, would have increased penalties for violations already set by federal law. It would have given lawyers an excuse to sue companies, claiming women were being paid less than men.
It did not seem to do anything to actually help women in the workplace, just make it harder for companies to do their job.
While it would have taken 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and pass the bill, Democrats are outraged that a woman, Kirsten Gillibrand, was not on hand to vote.
It might not have made a difference on this bill, but liberals were still outraged.
Many took to Twitter to slam the Democrat. The attacks got pretty vile.
I guess angry liberals care more about their rage than knowing how our government works.
But this is another reminder of how important Senate Republicans are. Without their united front against Schumer and Biden, Democrats might ram all kinds of bills through.
Hopefully, we’ll get more Republicans in the Senate, come 2022.
- Republican senators blocked movement for a “pay equality” bill backed by the left.
- One Democrat senator did not vote, giving a 50-49 win.
- Liberals online roasted Kirsten Gillibrand for missing the vote.
Source: Washington Examiner