Democrats’ filibuster gambit unravels

Democrats’ high-profile bid to change to the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation is officially unraveling as they face the reality of dug-in opposition that leaves them short of the support they need.

President Biden made a high-profile trip to meet with Senate Democrats on Thursday, where he urged them to change the rules and pass voting rights legislation in the face of GOP opposition. Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, has blitzed the TV networks as he and Biden invest significant political capital and try to pressure their own members.

But the effort to change the legislative filibuster, which requires 60 votes for most legislation, ran into a wall, leaving the path forward for voting rights legislation in limbo.