Biden to push filibuster changes in MLK hometown Atlanta


U.S. President Joe Biden will push on Tuesday to weaken rules that allow a minority group of senators to kill proposed laws, arguing the country’s democratic political system may collapse unless new voting rights legislation passes. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will speak in Atlanta, the African-American majority capital of the battleground state of Georgia on Tuesday, where Democrats won two crucial U.S. Senate seats in January 2021.

Since then, Republican state lawmakers have passed dozens of state voting laws that Democrats say will suppress minority votes, following on former President Donald Trump’s false allegations he lost the 2020 election because of voting fraud.