Black Thursday for Joe Biden.
He told reporters at a very rare meeting with Democratic senators in Capitol Hill on Thursday that he wanted to integrate them into a new law that would protect African-American suffrage.
“I hope we get there, but I’m not sure,” he acknowledged this important plan of his presidency, and made this promise to African-American voters.
Moments later, the U.S. Supreme Court struck another blow to Joe Biden, ruling that his decision to impose the anti-Govt vaccine on companies with more than 100 employees was illegal.
The move, dear to Joe Biden, was condemned by elected Republican officials as an abuse of power. In a country where only 62% of the population is fully vaccinated, the question reveals deep political divisions.
The High Court, on the other hand, upheld the vaccination obligation for employees of health facilities benefiting from federal funding.
The biggest promises?
This line of bad news erodes the political reputation of a president who is not already very popular, and he has made huge promises that have made the parliamentary majority very thin.
Joe Biden pledged to protect access to the ballot box for minorities and to ensure the transparency of the voting process, especially in the face of the many reforms undertaken by conservative countries in the south of the country.
These measures, adopted by Republicans, confirm that NGOs are discriminating against African Americans, especially those who voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden in the last election.
To prevent this, the Democrat leader wants to synchronize voting procedures and give the federal government the right to examine local initiatives.
However, only Democratic senator Kirsten Cinema was needed to dampen hope, or almost all, of the implementation of this great reform, the legacy of the great struggles for civil rights in the 1960s.
Elected, a centrist democrat, not against the law. But he opposes the imaginary parliamentary procedure to break the barrier of Republican opposition.
In theory, a 60-vote majority is needed to pass the reform by the Senate, which should promote moderation and dialogue on a regular basis. And it gives the opposition a huge impetus.
Unable to convince Republican senators who vehemently oppose the plan, Democrats have only one solution to save their electoral reform: to break this parliamentary procedure and move to a simple majority.
“The whirlpool of hell”
Kirsten did not want in practice a passage that would only trigger cinema “a hellish vortex of division”, which he rated in a very sacred speech to the Senate meeting.
Without his voice, the reform would have collapsed in the Senate with 50 votes for Democrats and 50 votes for Vice President Kamala Harris and Republicans.
This Black Thursday is a vicious reminder that Joe Biden has a very low chance.
The Supreme Court must now be more conservative after the appointments of Donald Trump that he did not really control, the Conservative governments (abortion, voting rights, health strategy …) in open rebellion on many issues. .
Already in December, he had to bury the most ambitious social reform because of another centrist, Joe Munch, a Democratic senator.
In a few months, Joe Biden will lose a majority in Congress in the by-elections. In fact, he will be paralyzed until the next presidential election.
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