Van Jones: Don Lemon Spoke for 40 Million People When He Pressed Biden About Filibuster and Voting Rights

‘You can’t get away from the fact democracy is under some threat here’


JONES: "Look, I think Don Lemon spoke for a lot of people when he said, 'Are you going to protect voting rights with the filibuster?' The Joe Biden bipartisanship is probably at its best on infrastructure. It’s unbelievable. If he can pull this off, if he can be as progressive as he, is but also bring on Republicans, that is a vindication of Joe Biden’s bipartisanship, and I think it’s going to happen. But when you’re talking about voting rights, you have pain and panic at the base of this party about what’s going to happen if all of these attacks on voting rights stand and go unanswered by the Democratic administration. And I thought Don Lemon was speaking for 40 million people when he looked the President in the eye and said, 'Are you going to protect voting rights? Are you going to protect the filibuster?' And I thought that the President's answer, 'I don't want to eliminate it, but I do want this talking filibuster,' I think that's the right answer. I think that would actually satisfy people. But how are we going to get there? You can’t get away from the fact that democracy is under some threat here.”

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