Former President Clinton says that "preserving democracy" is worth suspending the legislative filibuster in the Senate. The filibuster, the ex-commander in chief argued during a Wednesday appearance alongside James Patterson on NBC's "Late Night," is "being used to try to prevent a repeat of 2020, when we had enormous voter participation."
Three southwestern Democratic U.S. senators during a private Zoom call with supporters on Tuesday suggested they were open to filibuster reform but stopped short of offering specifics on the kind of reform they would get behind. The post Mark Kelly in private call: Filibuster changes needed to make a ‘more functional’ Senate appeared first on Arizona Mirror.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are poised to use a filibuster to derail Democrats’ effort to launch a bipartisan probe of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The showdown will be the first vote this year when the GOP has used the delaying tactic to try killing major legislation.