Then they could jam Obama’s far-left agenda down our throats at will.
Via Daily Caller:
Earlier this week, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke out against a move by his Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to permanently change the filibuster rules in the U.S. Senate. But recently reelected Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Monday that changing the filibuster will be one of the majority’s aims on day one of the next Congress.
In an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow asked Brown about the prospects of changing those rules when the new Senate is sworn in next month.
“Yes, absolutely,” Brown replied. “The same gentleman you just listened to, Mitch McConnell, talked about the dysfunction or what would happen in the Senate. That’s what’s happened the last four years. And he was the same gentleman who said two years ago that after the 2010 elections, that his number one goal was to defeat the president of the United States in the next election. And he did everything to do that, including invoking filibuster time after time after time after time.”
“We have never seen anything like the last four years of blocking action in the Senate,” Brown continued. “That’s been the real abuse of power, not what we want to do where we want to get the Senate moving so it could enact the people’s will. We’re asking just to begin to debate these issues. They block issues from even coming in the floor to debate. That’s what Sen. [Jeff] Merkley and Sen. Tom Udall have been advocating for some time. Sen. Reid is now supportive. I feel good about our chances in a month or so.”