Filibuster becomes new litmus test for Democrats

Attitudes on the Senate filibuster could be emerging as a key litmus test for lawmakers and candidates as the parliamentary procedure hinders Democrats from passing voting rights legislation.

The abortion-rights groups EMILY’s List and NARAL said on Tuesday that they would not support Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) if she did not change her stance on the filibuster. The groups’ move has sparked more speculation that Sinema could face a progressive primary challenger in 2024.

And on Wednesday, LPAC, a super PAC dedicated to LGBT and women’s rights, released a similar statement.