Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is sounding the alarm about how the GOP will retaliate should Democrats nuke the filibuster or reduce its strength.
“A post-nuclear Senate would not be more efficient or more productive. I personally guarantee it,” McConnell said Tuesday. “Do my colleagues understand how many times per day the Senate needs and gets unanimous consent for basic housekeeping? Do they understand how many things could require roll call votes? How often the minority could demand lengthy debate?”
Of course, no one believes either McConnell or Schumer no matter what political stance they have.
Today Schumer went one step further and explained the real reason why the *real* reason Senate Dems want to nuke the filibuster.
He admits that nuking the Senate is just about Democrats winning elections:
“They’re saying things like ‘I’ll lose my election if the legislature is allowed to do this in my state’”
“We’ll lose our majority”
Democratic senators (well, all but two of them) are currently trying to argue that the only way to save our democracy is to nuke the filibuster. How else are we going to protect voting rights in this country, which we thought we already have but apparently do not?
Well, for what it’s worth, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pretty much nuked that narrative with the video above!
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