Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has adamantly defended the Senate filibuster in the past despite altering his stance since President Biden took office, once describing it as “part of the hallowed process around here of the Founding Fathers saying the Senate is the cooling saucer.”
The far-left has been pushing to end the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to pass most pieces of significant legislation in the 50-50 Senate, although there are certain workarounds using the reconciliation process. Nonetheless, radical Democrats believe they need to nuke the filibuster in order to advance their top agenda items, from their pursuit of a Green New Deal to a $15 minimum wage. Schumer has since warned that all options “will be on the table” if Republicans obstruct.
“But if they [Republicans] vote no on everything in terms of the kinds of change that America needs, then our caucus will have to get together