Before Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) called for getting rid of the filibuster and said it had a “death grip” on the Senate, he said in 2018 that getting rid of it would “would be the end of the Senate.” Of course, Republicans were in charge when Durbin made that dire prediction in 2018, and now the power structure has reversed, if narrowly.
Now, of course, it benefits Durbin and the Democrat party to dump the filibuster so they can shove the kind of radical policies the House churns out on a weekly basis through the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote.
So that’s exactly what he wants to do, and it amounts to an attempted power grab that may never end.
This is because Democrats plan to ram through legislation that could potentially keep them in power forever, like changes to election laws that make cheating the norm and immigration law changes that would create millions of new, mostly Democrat voters.
Don’t get me started on statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico that could make the Senate blue in perpetuity. If we don’t keep the filibuster, it’s all over, and Democrats including Durbin know it full well.
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