McConnell Warns Dems Would Regret Abolishing Filibuster: ‘Nuclear Winter’

McConnell Warns Dems Would Regret Abolishing Filibuster: ‘Nuclear Winter’


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats that eliminating the filibuster in order to ram through progressive legislation would not benefit Democrats in the long term.

Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to block a pair of Democratic election reform bills currently stalled in the upper chamber.

Speaking on the floor of the Senate Tuesday, McConnell made clear that if the filibuster were amended or abolished, the Senate would bog down into a legislative “nuclear winter” where very little would actually get done.

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“The Senate Democratic leader is trying to bully his own members into breaking their word, breaking the Senate, and silencing the voices of millions of citizens, so that one political party can take over our nation’s elections from the

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