Beware of What Congressional Democrats Have in Store

The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate said on Friday that he was leaning toward abolishing the legislative filibuster, which would allow new laws to be passed more easily by the party in the majority.

“I can tell you that’s where I’m leaning,” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s minority whip, told Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast. “I will tell you, I have been frustrated for a hell of a long time because of this filibuster.”

Republicans and some moderate Democrats oppose abolishing the filibuster, but momentum for doing so has been building in recent years as gridlock has taken hold in the GOP-controlled Senate. Polls of the 2020 election show Democrats could possibly retake control of the chamber. 

“All the cards are on the table. [Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer made that clear yesterday, and a lot of us have been thinking about this. It boils down to this: The Senate has become dysfunctional under [Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell because of his passionate commitment to filling every single judicial vacancy with these ideologues that they dream up with the Federalist Society.

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