House Democrat Campaign Chief Maloney Endorses Nuking Filibuster: Senate ‘Choosing Gridlock over Progress’

House Democrat Campaign Chief Maloney Endorses Nuking Filibuster: Senate ‘Choosing Gridlock over Progress’


Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), who heads the committee tasked with retaining the Democrat Party’s slim House majority in next year’s midterm elections, declared on Tuesday he supports abolishing the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster rule.

Maloney, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman, announced his support of invoking the nuclear option — or eliminating the filibuster — through an op-ed in the Hill in which he argued that “the Senate is choosing gridlock over progress” while the rule remains intact.

“Democrats must eliminate the filibuster, a shameful anti-democratic relic of Jim Crow, so that we can secure the right to vote and fulfill our promises to the American people,” he wrote.

Maloney joins a growing list of far-left Democrats who — while seeking to advance partisan agenda items such as packing the Supreme Court, granting D.C. statehood, federalizing elections, and tightening gun control — argue the rule allows Republicans to pursue endless

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