Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cottons offered an excellent presentation with reasons not to change the voting rules in the Senate — using a Democrat’s words to do it.
Instead of giving his own reasons, Cotton presented the exact words of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Just a few years ago, Schumer made impassioned speeches regarding why the filibuster rule should not be changed.
Schumer’s past statements on the issue actually made sense. Makes you wonder what has happened to Schumer recently to turn him into a different person on the topic.
Now Democrats who long opposed changing the filibuster rule that requires a 60 vote supermajority to pass most legislation is now strong opposed by most members of the party. Just two Democrat senators, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have stood against the recent efforts.
Thankfully, it only took two senators to keep some sanity in the Senate. Despite Biden’s support and his strong speech on voting rights this week in Georgia, the numbers aren’t there to make it happen.
The reasons the filibuster is good is because it keeps both parties from pushing through any law they want when they get the majority. There must be at least some bipartisan agreement or at least 60 senators from one party in the Senate to pass a law by one party.
Check it out for details now in Cotton’s video.