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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:48 AM

2. But did it?

The original joint resolution included both the text of the amendment and the deadline for ratification and received a 2/3 vote in both chambers of Congress. I'm not sure that a simple majority vote would be sufficient to extend the deadline (even if the Senate were to follow and deadline extensions were possible at all after the original expires (neither of which is a sure thing).

“This has nothing to do with the abortion issue. That is an excuse, not a reason,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

True enough... but it also likely has nothing to do with actually ratifying the ERA. It's really just an attempt to add another election issue for the fall.

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