Joe Biden is calling for the Senate to end the filibuster rules so they can pass two radical voting bills passed by the House. Schumer is claiming that Martin Luther King day he is going to force a vote in the Senate to dump the filibuster.
Recently, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Schumer what is going to happen if he somehow gets rid of the filibuster.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) issued a pre-emptive threat to Senate Democrats considering an overhaul of the chamber’s longstanding filibuster rule, detailing a plan to force tough votes on GOP-sponsored bills if Democrats make even modest changes.
Those votes would include contentious subjects such as blocking vaccines mandates or stopping fracking bans, his office said. Aides familiar with Mr. McConnell’s thinking say the threat is intended to cause heartburn for Democrats as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) tries to unify his caucus ahead of possible votes to amend or abolish the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold in the next week.
“Since Sen. Schumer is hellbent on trying to break the Senate, Republicans will show how this reckless action would have immediate consequences,” the Senate minority leader said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal.
In response, Schumer played a game of chicken stating he would allow a vote of a simple majority threshold on 18 stalled Republican bills if the GOP would vote on the radical voting bills. That caused McConnell to back down to prevent the vote from occurring seemingly putting Schumer on top.
Schumer may have won the dust-up but, there’s one problem; Schumer doesn’t have the votes to dump the filibuster. Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) has promised that she will defend the filibuster and Senator Joe Manchin is expected to do the same.
Democrats also have more to worry about as well, Democrats are distancing themselves from Schumer and Biden because of the midterms. A red tsunami is expected and the backlash from eliminating the filibuster would be even more disastrous. Biden’s agenda is DOA and we can all happily watch the Democrats sink their own ship.