As Twitchy reported earlier, all but one Democratic senator — Joe Manchin — voted Wednesday for the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would have allowed abortion without restrictions up until childbirth and also would have rendered null and void states’ abortion laws. As Manchin explained, the act went beyond codifying Roe v. Wade.
The Associated Press, which is having a banner day, reported that the Senate Democrats’ bill to codify Roe v. Wade was blocked by a GOP-led filibuster.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' bill to write Roe v. Wade into law blocked by GOP-led filibuster as Supreme Court weighs abortion case.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 11, 2022
Sen. Elizabeth Warren must have read that tweet, because she was up in arms after the vote to nuke the filibuster:
.@SenWarren: "I believe in democracy, and I don't believe the minority should have the ability to block things that the majority wants to do. That's not in the Constitution. […] It's time to get rid of the filibuster." https://t.co/2tBTIfvv2q pic.twitter.com/UwZuKxrotg
— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2022
Is she drunk? The bill failed with 49 votes. She was in the minority.
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) May 11, 2022
About that tweet about the GOP filibustering the Democrats’ bill:
This is the president of the White House Correspondent Association.
Everything about this is a lie. It wouldn’t have codified Roe and it wasn’t blocked by a filibuster.
Why are you lying? https://t.co/EoUKGXOStv
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) May 11, 2022
It failed via bipartisan vote.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 11, 2022
This bill DID NOT try to codify Roe. It expanded it to include no restrictions up to 9 months.
Also, it was a bipartisan vote.
— Kevin (@kevinpost) May 11, 2022
It lost the popular vote.
— 100 Proof 🥃 (@ChampionCapua) May 11, 2022
The bill didn't codify Roe, it wasn't blocked by a filibuster, it failed to get 50 votes.
Other than that, some solid work by the AP.
— Constitutional Muster (@ChipBorman) May 11, 2022
Does it count as a filibuster if they don't even get to 50 votes?
— Tim Hagle (@ProfHagle) May 11, 2022
This tweet aggressively targeting the low info community.
— Invisible Constituent (@JustGreggo) May 11, 2022
American Pravda with the minimalist headline. It went way beyond Roe. It even put “person” over “women”. Crazy people.
— Doctor of Coding Thinkology (@bradcundiff) May 11, 2022
How can you be this wrong in one single tweet?
— Shane (@shaner5000) May 11, 2022
Literally everything in this tweet is wrong.
— Dan Sommers (@sommerd34) May 11, 2022
You deserve the ratio that is coming
— LPJamison (@LPJamison) May 11, 2022
I didn't realize not getting a majority vote was the same as getting filibustered.
— TheAmishNerd (@TheAmishNerd) May 11, 2022
This wasn't a filibuster. They only got 49 votes. It failed without a filibuster.
— James Miley (@wellingtonmiley) May 11, 2022
I don’t think you know what that means. pic.twitter.com/H0o2c9Gg6U
— Unapologetic Infidel (@chrismyers42) May 11, 2022
Explain what you mean by "filibuster" so we everyone can understand this tweet.
— kawfytawk (@kawfytawk) May 11, 2022
Filibuster? I'm calling the Disinformation Governance Board to report you.
— Kirk (@Kirk__K) May 11, 2022
It wouldn't write Roe into law…it was MASSIVELY more extreme than Roe.
And it didn't even get 50 votes…so it didn't fail because of the filibuster.
But other than that, great objective journalisming.
— Jim Martin (@The_Jim_Martin) May 11, 2022
Someone tell Warren that the majority voted against the bill, so it wasn’t “the minority” getting its way. President Joe Biden doesn’t get it either … we remember him saying that “in America, the majority should rule in the United States Senate” when the attempt to nuke the filibuster failed by a vote of 52-48.
Dem meltdown guaranteed after abortion vote as Sen. Manchin calls BS on claims bill would ‘codify’ Roe https://t.co/QlE7KWWrm4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 11, 2022