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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is now threatening to kill the filibuster once and for all, if conservatives use it to stop his newly proposed ‘voting rights’ legislation that is.

As NPR reports:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has vowed the Senate will forge ahead on voting rights legislation and will vote on changing the rules of the upper chamber by Jan. 17 if the GOP once again blocks the bill.

“We must adapt. The Senate must evolve, like it has many times before,” Schumer wrote in a Dear Colleague letter Monday morning. This message is his strongest to date suggesting that changes to the legislative filibuster are necessary.

“As former Senator Robert Byrd famously said, Senate Rules ‘must be changed to reflect changed circumstances,’ ” he said. “Put more plainly by Senator Byrd, ‘Congress is not obliged to be bound by the dead hand of the past.’ ”

In an effort to make good on their promise to take up voting rights legislation this month, Senate Democrats are linking the upcoming anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol with what they see as increasing threats to the right to vote enacted by various Republican state legislatures.

The GOP is expected to oppose the move, and it remains unclear whether Schumer can count on Democrats Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin to support his potential crusade to destroy the filibuster, with both having previously expressed their support for keeping the filibuster as is.


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KATHY HARRIS
KATHY HARRIS
4 months ago

He is just as bad as the rest of the Democrats demons if they don’t get their way they have to do something that is wrong and I hope in the end it will destroy him

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
4 months ago
Reply to  KATHY HARRIS

He’s a big dumbass. And the republicans would put the filibuster back on after they take the senate next fall.

Metoo
Metoo
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Why do you think the dems want this so-called voter rights bill? It is to keep mail-in voting and enable them to steel future elections. This way they can do what they want whenever they want and turn the US into a socialist country. The reason they are getting desperate to pass it is because they can see the writing on the wall and know that if they don’t get it passed the GOP will take over and ruin their plans.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
4 months ago
Reply to  Metoo

The GOP should take over and ruin their lives for their treasonous behavior. BUT it will never happen as long as we have people like McCarthy and McConnell running the House and Senate for the GOP.

Melbourne Smith
Melbourne Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

Their lives or our lives. Remember, democracy is ,the majority as the say but the rich has the way

Pawn
Pawn
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I would not be so sure about that. With the filibuster gone then they have the power… here is the problem, both sides are in this. This is a big dog and pony show. Tell me this, how many of you, especially supposed reps. watch the NFL (football), really any pro sports. NBA is tied and run by China and supports everything those traitors are told to. The NFL supports the false narrative blm and many other socialist endovers, the support defend the police but yet they have police protection at ever NFL game. How funny. Even the HHL supports manny of these antiAmerican agendas. But you help them by watching, buy buying their over priced garbage by betting on them. All of this, even if these pro sports organizations weren’t supporting anti American agendas they have a bunch of “supposed” grown men playing children’s games. Make me wounder about the people who watch them including me when I did.

PaulRevereDeux
PaulRevereDeux
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Are you so sure that either of those will even actually occur? I’m NOT.

Peter Nyikos
Peter Nyikos
4 months ago
Reply to  PaulRevereDeux

Once the GOP is back in control of the Senate, I expect them to take advantage of the filibuster-free path to abolish the radical change in voting privileges [NOT rights] that the Democrats put in.

Krysten Sinema [D-Az] wrote a powerful op-ed piece in the WaPo cautioning the power-hungry Democrats [= almost all the Democratic senators] about exactly this kind of scenario: laws careening wildly with each new change of power. I’d be astounded if she votes to remove the filibuster on “voting rights.”

kittygirl
kittygirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Not if they change the voting rules which would mean democrate rule forever and ever.

PatriotGirl
PatriotGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

If they shove this “right to vote” bill through, there will never be another Republican senate. Probably never another republican elected to anything. They want mail in voting, which provides the easiest way to cheat.

PaulRevereDeux
PaulRevereDeux
4 months ago
Reply to  KATHY HARRIS

Hoping will NOT save the “Republic” !

Dan Moylan
Dan Moylan
4 months ago

Chucky Schumer sits on his brain

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Moylan

He’s a Democrat, nothing there but you know what in that area and is often found on his lips after he’s done speaking.

Wyatt
Wyatt
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Moylan

What brain ? You give this cretin to much credit

John Smith
John Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan Moylan

Wrong!! He has no brain, it was eliminated when he flushed.

Melinda Richie
Melinda Richie
4 months ago

Please arrest Schumer and all the other democrats who tries to change the voting rights

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
4 months ago
Reply to  Melinda Richie

Melinda . . . . . allow me please.

1) Please arrest Schumer and all the other democrats who tries to change the voting rights
2) Charge him with treason and give him a trial.
3) When found GUILTY, give him 24 hours to meet with family and clergy.
4) Hang him in DC and leave his body (and the bodies of the other treasonous scum) to swing in the wind as a reminder to all the other Swamp creatures that the people have had ENOUGH!!

Wyatt
Wyatt
4 months ago
Reply to  DetroitDom

Hang , why waste a perfectly good rope ? Take him to a tall building , NYC had several suitable ones , and toss him off . He can think about his crimes on the way down .

JimN
JimN
4 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt

32 ft per sec/per sec won’t leave much thinking time. However, there will be just enough screaming time. Heh, heh, heh.

David C
David C
4 months ago
Reply to  JimN

Hmmmm, I always wondered what ‘Terminal Velocity’ was.