Schumer Threatens Action If GOP Continues to Disrupt Left Agenda

Schumer Threatens Action If Gop Continues to Disrupt Left Agenda

( – The Senate filibuster has long been the subject of debate. Currently, it’s the only thing standing between Democrats and unfettered legislative power. Predictably, talk of its removal has already begun.

On Sunday, March 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave an interview on MSNBC. He discussed, among other things, the changing of the rules around the filibuster. Responding to comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that the rule should remain as it is, Schumer demurred. He stated he would prefer to work in concert with GOP representatives if possible, but indicated he would be willing to explore all options if they “vote no on everything.”

Changing the filibuster wouldn’t be easy. It would most likely be achieved through the creation of a new Senate precedent, which could allow for an alteration of the rule with a simple majority.

There are valid arguments in favor of and against the legislative filibuster. However, removing it now would leave the balance of power weighed very heavily in favor of the Democratic party.

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