Sen. Merkley: Urgent Need For Voting Rights Bill | MSNBC

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Published on 12 May 2021, 6:04
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) says the wave of GOP-backed voter suppression bills passed by state legislatures shows how urgent the need is to pass the Senate’s voting rights bill. He tells Lawrence O’Donnell despite a “supermajority” of Americans who want Congress to protect voting rights, Republican leadership has barred its members “from trying to ensure that every American can vote.”
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