Hirono: I Supported the Filibuster in the Past, But It's 'a Vestige of the Jim Crow Days'

Hirono: I Supported the Filibuster in the Past, But It's 'a Vestige of the Jim Crow Days'


On Thursday’s broadcast of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) admitted that she supported preserving the filibuster in the past, but she “learned from” how Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) conducted himself when he was in the majority “and also that the filibuster is a vestige of the Jim Crow days.”

Host Trevor Noah asked, “Previously, and correct me if I’m wrong, I feel like in the past, you were one of the Democrats who said the filibuster needed to be protected. You know, and a lot of Democrats said the filibuster needs to be protected so that the minority always has a say in which laws are being passed. Do you not worry about the inconsistency in that message or is there something that people may be missing?”

Hirono acknowledged that she had supported protecting the filibuster in the past, adding, “Oh, you know what, consistency

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