Chuck Schumer Plan to Obliterate the Filibuster Faces Two Big Obstacles

Chuck Schumer Plan to Obliterate the Filibuster Faces Two Big Obstacles

This is getting embarrassing. What is Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) even doing? Does he hope that crashing into the wall a second time will yield a different result? If so, he’s insane. Schumer, along with the rest of his party, needs to understand they have ZERO mandate to do what they want to do. Outside of the professional elite, no one really wants ‘Build Back Better.’ College debt forgiveness is a bailout for the privileged few who can attend institutions of higher learning. This isn’t a massively popular bill—and no one believed the trillion-dollar-plus legislation would cost us nothing. That failed prior to Christmas. The bill to federalize all elections in favor of the Democratic Party also failed. It’s a 50-50 Senate, Chuck. And now you want to nuke the filibuster rules. There is a huge problem with this—and it’s one you’ve known for months. You face two massive obstacles that have already subjected this little stunt to doom. Their names are Manchin and Sinema (via CNN):

The vote has a very slim chance of succeeding as two Democratic senators — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — have expressed strong opposition to changing the rules along party lines, a process known as the “nuclear option.”

“Over the coming weeks, the Senate will once again consider how to perfect this union and confront the historic challenges facing our democracy,” Schumer wrote in the letter. “We hope our Republican colleagues change course and work with us. But if they do not, the Senate will debate and consider changes to Senate rules on or before January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to protect the foundation of our democracy: free and fair elections.”

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