HotAir hotair.com 21 Jul, 2021 23:45 am

Make Republicans defend their opposition to voting rights bills – HotAir

Make Republicans defend their opposition to voting rights bills – HotAir

All that good ol’ Joe Manchin has to do is invite his Republican friends down to the Senate floor for a friendly chat.If 41 senators are committed to debating the bill, live and in person on the Senate floor, then, by all means, they can block the vote.Instead of abolishing the filibuster, Democrats should embrace the talking filibuster.Reinstating the talking filibuster would effectively invert the existing filibuster rules and require 41 votes to continue the discussion.

That’s what the filibuster is supposed to be all about, right?Translated into Senate geek-speak, right now, 60 votes are needed to stop debate over legislation and proceed to a final up-or-down majority vote.

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