The veteran civil rights leader is determined to dismantle the centuries-old Senate tool in the battle for voting rights – will Biden join him?

Earlier this summer, Al Sharpton traveled to Philadelphia to attend Joe Biden’s speech on voting rights. After delivering his remarks – a ringing call to arms against the march of restrictive election laws – the US president asked the veteran Black civil rights leader what he thought.

“I said it was almost like Lyndon Johnson the night he did his speech saying we shall overcome. But you missed one word, Mr President: filibuster,” Sharpton recalled in an interview with the Guardian.

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