Tag Archives: filibuster

Manchin Insists He Isn’t “Roadblock” To Dem Agenda

“I’m not a roadblock at all. The best politics is good government. I can’t believe that people believe that if you just do it my way, that will give us the momentum to get through the next election.” “We won’t give this system a chance to work. I am not going to be part of blowing up this senate of …

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Perkins: Ask Jesus To Save The Filibuster As It’s The Only Thing Protecting Us Now From “Evil” Democrats

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Blowing up the filibuster wouldn’t just end debate and bipartisanship, it would open an express lane to the Left’s most evil policies: the Equality Act, H.R. 1, permanent and unlimited abortion, gun control, open borders, amnesty, Medicare for All, D.C. statehood, and every other horrible idea on Joe Biden’s wish list. This …

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Manchin Adamant Against Any Changes To Filibuster

The Washington Post reports: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III said Wednesday that under no circumstances would he vote to eliminate or weaken the legislative filibuster in his most definitive statement yet on the topic, dealing a blow to Democrats’ hopes of pushing major aspects of President Biden’s agenda through Congress. The West Virginia senator also suggested in an op-ed published …

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Sinema Won’t Budge On Ending Or Changing Filibuster

The Wall Street Journal reports: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has emerged as the staunchest Democratic defender of the filibuster, brushing off fire from the outspoken progressive wing of her party as she tries to stake out a bipartisan reputation in a battleground state. “When you have a place that’s broken and not working, and many would say that’s the Senate today, …

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McConnell Claims Filibuster Has “No Racial History”

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has repeatedly defended the filibuster, said Tuesday that the obstructionist practice has no racial history. In fact, Sen. Strom Thurmond (S.C.), then a Democrat but a Republican from 1964 onward, spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in his filibuster to stop passage of the Civil Rights Act of …

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Feinstein Reverses, Backs Review Of Filibuster Rules

Politico reports: After President Joe Biden recently suggested he’d favor a return to a “talking filibuster,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday the Senate should weigh changing filibuster rules. “I’m open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used,” Feinstein said in a statement Friday, saying a talking filibuster should be considered, pointing to Biden’s support for it. “I …

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Lindsey Graham: If Dems Move To Talking Filibuster, “I Would Talk Until I Fell Over” To Stop The Bills [VIDEO]

Fox News has the transcript: It would destroy the Senate as we know it. Anything big like this, you should be able to get a few votes from the other side, right? If you want to federalize the elections and do away with redistricting by the states and turn it over to some commission that will fundamentally change how you …

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Biden Backs Changes To Senate Filibuster [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The fight over the Senate filibuster escalated sharply on Tuesday, as President Biden for the first time threw his weight behind changing the rules even as Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, threatened harsh reprisals if Democrats moved to weaken the procedural tactic. In an interview with ABC News, Mr. Biden gave his most direct …

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McConnell Vows Payback If Dems Ax Filibuster [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned on the Senate floor Tuesday that if Democrats eliminate the filibuster and Republicans take back the majority, “we wouldn’t just erase every liberal change that hurt the country — we’d strengthen America with all kinds of conservative policies with zero, zero input from the other side.” He promised that a Republican …

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WH Spox: Biden Prefers To Keep The Filibuster [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Communications director Kate Bedingfield told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that Biden remains committed to winning Republican support even after no GOP lawmakers broke with their party in either chamber to vote for the $1.9 trillion relief bill. “It is still his position [that the filibuster should be preserved],” Bedingfield said. “He wants to …

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McConnell Warns Dems Against Killing Senate Filibuster

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday issued a forceful defense of the legislative filibuster, the Senate’s 60-vote threshold that Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates have expressed a new willingness to abolish. “The legislative filibuster is directly downstream from our founding tradition. If that tradition frustrates the whims of those on the far left, it is their half-baked …

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Dem Rep Seth Moulton: Abolish The Electoral College

Rep. Seth Moulton writes for the Washington Post: The electoral college. We all know the obvious reason this needs to be replaced with a popular-vote system: In 2016, approximately 3 million more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, and yet, Trump is the president. This is not wrong because Trump is a bad president; it’s wrong because it’s …

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Trump: Mexico Is Laughing At Our Immigration Laws

CNN reports: President Donald Trump again called for an end to the filibuster and said there will be no deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This isn’t the first time Trump has called for a change to Senate rules by invoking the “nuclear option,” which would permit a simple majority to move …

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MISSOURI: Democratic Filibuster Now In 29th Hour!

INCREDIBLE. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri is grabbing national headlines as word of Senate Democrats’ day-long filibuster spreads. A proposal by Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake Saint Louis, is designed to protect wedding vendors and clergy from legal liability and government penalties if they decline to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies. Republicans are trying to put the question on the …

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