Biden, Democrats at Odds on Senate Filibuster

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A Joe Biden presidency is upon the nation for at least the next four years. The 46th president’s tenure in the White House arrives at the same time that Democrats have control of the Senate and the House.

For at least the next two years, Biden will all but have a blank check in Congress to pass his initiatives. With that being said, there are still certain areas where the 46th president and Democrats don’t quite see eye-to-eye.

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The $1,400 checks are one example; congressional Democrats want Biden to increase the checks in his spending package to $2,000. Biden, on the other hand, believes that $1,400 checks added on top of the first round of $600 stimulus payments is adequate.

Now, Washington Examiner confirms that the 46th president and congressional Democrats remain at odds regarding the Senate filibuster.

In-party Fighting over the U.S. Senate Filibuster

Congressional Democrats are pushing to eliminate the Senate filibuster. Removing the filibuster would mean that any party with the majority could pass legislation. As things currently stand, the only way the Senate could ultimately override the filibuster is by having exactly 60 votes.

Although Democrats do have majority control in the Senate, they don’t have 60 Senate seats. Since the filibuster remains in place, the minority party in Congress — now the Republicans — will at least have a say in legislation. In light of this, it’s clear as day to see why Democrats want to eliminate the filibuster.

Yesterday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that Biden still supports keeping the filibuster. Psaki declared that the 46th president’s support for the Senate filibuster “has not changed.”

The Supreme Court

Democrats seeking to remove the filibuster also have additional ulterior motives. Not only would a filibuster elimination drown out the Senate minority’s voice, but it would also clear the way for Democrats to pack the Supreme Court.

The left’s interest in packing the Supreme Court arrived after President Trump’s confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats, seeking to lessen the weight of Barrett and other conservative justice’s votes, know that packing the court with liberal justices will give them full control.

Are you surprised that the 46th president does not support getting rid of the Senate filibuster? What do you think will happen in Congress over the next two to four years? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.