During a speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Biden urged Congress to act on voting rights legislation. Biden argued that the difficulty in passing the legislation was a slim majority in the House and only 50 Democratic members in the Senate, “with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends.” Biden appeared to be referring to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
JOE BIDEN: As for the act of voting itself, I urge voting rights groups in this country to begin to redouble their efforts now to register and educate voters. And June--
And June should be a month of action on Capitol Hill. I hear all the folks on TV saying, why didn't Biden get this done? Well, because Biden only has a majority of, effectively, four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends. But we're not giving up.