Not surprisingly, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has flip-flopped on using the nuclear option to get rid of the filibuster.
Feinstein opposed getting rid of the filibuster until last week, but now she says it’s fine to get rid of a rule that has stood for decades and that keeps one party from running roughshod over the country even though they don’t even have a true majority in the Senate (it’s 50-50).
The 85-year-old has finally gotten frustrated with not being able to pass all the radical left bills on the Democrats’ wish list.
“Ideally the Senate can reach bipartisan agreement on those issues, as well as on a voting rights bill,” she wrote in a press release. “But if that proves impossible and Republicans continue to abuse the filibuster by requiring cloture votes, I’m open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used.”
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said he would slow Senate business to a snail’s pace if Democrats nuke the filibuster, and that even less will get done than is getting done now. Then, when Republicans regain the majority, he will undo everything Democrats manage to do before pushing all the Republicans’ wish list items through.
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