Former President Barack Obama called on the Senate to eliminate the filibuster if needed to secure voting rights last year at the funeral of the late congressman and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

Former US President Barack Obama speaks during the funeral of late Representative and Civil Rights leader John Lewis(D-GA) at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia on July 30, 2020. – Lewis, a 17-term Democratic member of the US House of Representatives from the southern state of Georgia, died of pancreatic cancer on July 17 at the age of 80. (Photo by Alyssa Pointer / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALYSSA POINTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)