Democratic insiders are reportedly assembling a leftist coalition that aims to immediately eliminate the filibuster in order to ram through the party’s far-left agenda if Democrats win back the Senate and White House this fall.
“Veteran party operatives, activist groups and supportive senators are coordinating message and strategy to dial up the pressure to quickly end the 60-vote threshold early next year, fearing that preservation of the rule will enable Republicans to kill Joe Biden’s legislative agenda in its cradle,” NBC News reported. “The Senate can ‘nuke’ the filibuster with a simple majority vote, but it would set an irreversible precedent. The idea of doing so was never entertained in Obama’s presidency, and it will be a heavy lift to stitch together the 50 votes necessary to do so.”
Former President Barack Obama tried to claim over the summer that the filibuster was racist, calling it a “Jim Crow relic.”
However, when Obama was a senator, he opposed eliminating