Stevie Wonder’s latest message makes it clear that he is fed up, as the music legend issued a late-night video message on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to criticize lawmakers who refuse to act on voting rights.
“Any senator who cannot support the protection of voting rights in the United States of America cannot say that they support the Constitution. Stop the hypocrisy,” he said.
Stevie Wonder was irritated enough to want to use a four-letter word, but he got around it the only way he knows how. He said, “Cut the bull-tish,” emphasizing the last syllable.
Stevie Wonder then issued a rallying cry: “If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody, but you can protect all of us. And to keep it all the way real: The filibuster is not working for democracy. Why won’t you?”
Currently, voting rights legislation has stalled in the divided Senate, and there are growing calls to break the filibuster rule in order to get it passed. However, at least two Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), have stated that they will not support its repeal.