It’s Time for Democrats to Do More Than Vote-Shaming

Source: The Nation
by Aida Chavez

“Top Democratic leaders, who have failed to deliver on their promises on everything from climate action to student debt, didn’t seem prepared for Monday night’s bombshell report that the Supreme Court is preparing to revoke abortion rights nationwide. … Despite their forceful rhetoric, not to mention their control of the House, Senate, and presidency, Democrats say it’s up to voters to vote even harder. The truth is, congressional Democrats could immediately eliminate the filibuster to enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade into national law, as many progressives have been calling for. … But President Joe Biden, for his part, made clear that the social and economic consequences of such a sweeping loss of abortion access are the responsibility of the public.” (05/04/22)