US President Joe Biden has expressed his “deep disappointment” after the burial in the Senate of the electoral reform bill that he asked to pass in order to guarantee that the right to vote of members of ethnic and racial minorities in the US at the same time that it will continue the fight against Republican measures to exclude African-American voters in particular in conservative states.
Mr Biden tweeted: “I’m deeply disappointed that the Senate has failed to defend our democracy. I’m disappointed – but not discouraged,” shortly after the outcome of Wednesday night ‘s announcement in the U.S. Parliament.
The head of state argued that the bill, entitled Freedom to Vote Act, needed to be passed, a year after former President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the Federal Capitol and amid initiatives in conservative states where parliaments are controlled by Republicans to suppress “sacred suffrage” and to “undermine” “free and fair elections,” which are “America’s cornerstone.”
“My government will never stop fighting to ensure that the heart and soul of our democracy – the right to vote – is protected at all costs,” he said.
Source From: Capital