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Warren Wants to Eliminate Filibuster to Ease Implementation of Her Radical Agenda

Should she become president, Warren has made it clear she doesn’t want Republicans blocking her far-left agenda.

By NTK Staff | 04.05.2019 @1:00pm
Warren Wants to Eliminate Filibuster to Ease Implementation of Her Radical Agenda

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is expected to call for the elimination of the Senate filibuster on Friday in a move designed to ease the passage of far-left liberal legislation in Congress’s upper chamber. The elimination of the filibuster would change Senate rules that currently require a 60-vote minimum for most legislation to pass to just a simple majority, or 51 votes.

The move carries some risks. The filibuster is designed to give the minority party, currently the Democrats, the power to check the powers of the majority from forcing through legislation. In short, it’s designed to ensure the Senate reaches a consensus.

And consensus has been in short supply in Congress in recent decades. Rather than repair the fractured nature of our politics, Warren’s decision to eliminate the filibuster embraces that fractured state.

In short, the proposal is designed to make it easier for Warren, should she become president, to ram her far-left agenda through Congress:

Warren’s announcement appeared intended to send a clear message that if she were to become president she would aggressively pursue a liberal agenda and would hope to enact into law bills that likely would not have buy-in from Republicans. Her remarks are also likely to thrust the controversial issue of the filibuster in front of other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

CNN has a portion of the speech Warren plans to give Friday, outlining the specific policy proposals she would ram through the Senate with a simple majority vote, if the filibuster is eliminated:

“We can’t sit around for 100 years while the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful and everyone else falls further and further behind,” Warren will say Friday, according to excerpts of her speech. “We can’t sit around for 100 years while climate change destroys our planet, while corruption pervades every nook and cranny of Washington, and while too much of a child’s fate in life still rests on the color of their skin. Enough with that.”

Had Democrats not had the filibuster in 2017, when Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress, Warren likely would have been outraged by the conservative legislation passed. Instead, Democrats relied heavily on the tool to slow Republicans’ agenda.

It’s not entirely clear if Warren is just short-sighted or simply doesn’t care about this change boomeranging on Democrats in the future.

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