House Majority Whip Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) comments on voting rights and the history of the filibuster.
JAMES CLYBURN: There are 43 states that have now passed voter suppression laws. So I believe, and I've talked to Senator Merkley about this, I said to him if you got 43 states that’s only 7 short of all 50 states. We ought to make the Voting Rights Act apply to all 50 states. Just put it out there and have it applied all 50 states. Because 43 have now proved that they needed it to apply for it. Every state will be treated alike. We are now at a point that every single state ought to be brought under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 now known as the John R Lewis Voting Rights Act.