With control of the House and the Senate (and with President Biden in the Oval Office), Democrats are gearing up to pass extreme and radical legislation that would upend the fabric of American society forever.
The anti-election integrity For the People Act and the anti-worker, anti-freelancer, pro-union Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act are just two examples of the radical legislation Democrats have in store for America.
However, since Democrats only have 50 senators, as opposed to 60 senators, they know that radical legislation won’t make it past a Senate filibuster. This is why left-wing lawmakers are now rallying to do away with the filibuster altogether or bring back the talking filibuster.
Republicans are ready, though, and will have no qualms about using the talking filibuster to protect this nation from horrific policies, as Newsmax reports.
The Possible Return of the Talking Filibuster
Earlier this week, President Biden stated that the U.S. Senate filibuster should be “reformed” so that lawmakers using the filibuster are required to talk through it. This outlook is nothing more than a poorly-veiled attempt to make it harder to resist the radical socialist agenda Democrats have in store.
FILIBUSTER “REFORM”: The Democrats say they want to “reform” the filibuster, but it’s a power grab in disguise. TONIGHT Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC tells “Hannity” just how far left Congress will go if the filibuster is scrapped.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 18, 2021
On Wednesday, South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he’s prepared for the return of the talking filibuster. Graham explained that should the talking filibuster be reinstated, he will “talk until [he] fell over” to stop the For the People Act making ballot harvesting and no photo ID to vote by mail the laws of the land.
Democrats and the Senate Filibuster
As it currently stands, the filibuster gives a voice to the minority party in the Senate, given that the majority party does not have 60 seats. Right now, Democrats are the technical majority party and have become increasingly outspoken against the Senate filibuster.
EXCLUSIVE: @GStephanopoulos: "You're for bringing back the talking filibuster?"
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 17, 2021
In a nutshell, Democrats don’t want Republicans to have a say in legislation that gets passed through the chambers. However, while some Democrats are calling to eliminate the filibuster altogether, others are treading more carefully; many Democrats know that removing the filibuster now could backfire on them once Republicans regain the Senate majority.
What do you think about the attitude shift on the Senate filibuster coming from Democrats? Do you believe the talking filibuster will be reinstated? Let us know what you think happens next in the comments section below.