(CNN) — President Joe Biden said Thursday he would support making an exception to the filibuster — the 60-vote threshold in the Senate required to pass most legislation — to protect abortion rights and the right to privacy. to be codified through legislation passed by Congress.
Asked what executive action he would use to bolster abortion rights after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Biden said: “The most important thing is… we have to change, I believe we can change Roe v. Wade should codify into law.”
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“And the way to do that is to get Congress to vote for it. And if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s just voting rights — it should (that) we should be an exception to this…require an exception to the filibuster for this action to handle the Supreme Court decision,” he added .
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Biden told CNN’s Anderson Cooper at a town hall last year that he would be open to changing the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation “and maybe more.”
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