(ReliableNews.org) – The filibuster is a long-standing Senate procedure that effectively requires a minimum of 60 votes to pass any bill. With the Senate evenly split, talk about changing the filibuster has arisen. However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is speaking out against the suggestion.
McConnell issued a stern warning to Democrats on Tuesday, March 16 about changing the filibuster rule. He added that it wouldn’t clear “an express lane” for Joe Biden to push through his leftist agenda. Continuing, he explained that altering the filibuster would result in a “100-car pile up” in the Senate.
Breaking Senate rules to kill the filibuster would not open up an express lane to liberal change. It would not open up an express lane for the Biden presidency to speed into the history books. The Senate would function more like a hundred-car pile-up. Nothing moving.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) March 16, 2021
McConnell went on to remind Democrats he refused to change the filibuster while Donald Trump was president. Just because Biden won the election doesn’t mean he has a mandate from the people to “completely transform America.”
McConnell ended his remarks noting that majority rule in the Senate by one party never lasts. Were Democrats to change the filibuster, they could count on Republicans passing bills unpopular with liberals like defunding Planned Parenthood.
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