Tampa, Florida 2022-05-10 15:13:53 –
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell does not believe that if Republicans dominate the Senate after the midterm elections, they will get enough votes to push for a national abortion ban.
The possibility of a national ban will only be possible if the US Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision.
The leaked opinion indicates that abortion may be ready to rule that it is not a constitutional right.
Republicans will need 60 votes to break the filibuster, which is unlikely. McConnell said he would not change the filibuster rules to promote a national abortion ban.
“There is no problem believing that the Senate Republicans should be exempt from the 60-vote standard,” McConnell said. “This issue is addressed at the state level.”
The Senate will vote on Wednesday for a democratic bill that codifies the right to abortion in federal law. The bill could fail because the Democrats don’t have 60 votes to break the filibuster.
Majority leader Chuck Schumer said he would bring the bill to vote and that people would have to keep a record where they were standing on their reproductive rights.
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