President Biden said Wednesday that the only reason not to eliminate the filibuster is that doing so would “throw the entire Congress into chaos and nothing will get done.”
At CNN’s town hall Wednesday evening, one attendee asked Biden whether it is “logical to get rid of the filibuster” in order to “protect our democracy and secure the right to vote.”
Biden began by calling the GOP’s voting law reforms “Jim Crow on steroids.”
“The abuse of the filibuster is pretty overwhelming,” the president continued, adding that he is in favor of returning to filibustering by physically standing on the floor.
“I would go back to that where you have to maintain the floor,” Biden said. “You have to stand there and talk and hold the floor.”
CNN’s Don Lemon then interjected to press Biden on the issue.
“If you hold the floor for a day or a year, what difference does it make?” Lemon asked. “Why is protecting the filibuster, is that more important