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Kyrsten Sinema defends filibuster ahead of Senate vote on 'For the People Act' — which Republicans will block

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) infuriated progressive activists and pundits Tuesday by reiterating her opposition to nuking the Senate filibuster in an op-ed warning of the consequences of doing so.

The timing of her Washington Post op-ed, which predicts "repeated radical reversals" of federal law without the filibuster, coincides with an expected vote in the Senate to consider the "For the People Act," a Democratic bill that would overhaul U.S. elections. Republicans in the Senate will block the bill by ensuring that it does not meet the 60-vote threshold to advance to a vote on passage. Progressives believe the legislation is vital to undo Republican election integrity reforms at the state level and have called on Democrats to abolish the legislative filibuster to pass the "For the People Act" and other progressive priorities.

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