“Any senator who can’t support protecting the right to vote in the United States of America can’t say they support the Constitution. Stop the hypocrisy, stop the bullshit,” the award-winning performer said in a video message posted on his YouTube channel. .
“If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everyone, but you can protect us all and keep it real: filibuster doesn’t work for democracy, why don’t you ? ” he added.
The singer’s message comes as the Senate is expected to pass voting rights legislation
on Tuesday. Democrats have come under pressure from civil rights leaders
, including the family of Martin Luther King Jr., and President Joe Biden, who has thrown his weight behind changing Senate filibuster rules to enact the legislation.
But Democratic senses Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who have long opposed changing the filibuster rules — needed to get the bills across the finish line — remain unmoved.
This isn’t the first time the singer has posted a video calling out lawmakers.
Last year, Wonder was among several celebrities who posted videos supporting efforts to form the first federal racial justice commission to examine the country’s history of systemic racism against black people, fight against inequality and to support efforts to provide reparations for slavery.