Democrats aren’t about to give up on their dream of tearing down America, and the filibuster is the only obstacle that stands in their way.
Despite last week’s defection of two Democrat senators to the camp in favor of not blowing up the Senate by invoking the “nuclear option” to end the filibuster, Chuck Schumer isn’t ready to throw in the towel.
The Senate Majority Leader appeared on MSNBC where he chatted with the Reverend Al Sharpton about the Democrat agenda after they are done with the farce of the upcoming impeachment trial.
Schumer talked of the need for “big, bold change in America,” which includes making military-occupied Washington D.C. into a state to add two more Democrats to the Senate and putting into place voting “reforms” that will disenfranchise tens of millions of voters in states not controlled by the Dems.
When queried on the filibuster by the unrepentant race hustler host, Schumer replied:
“Well, as I’ve said, we will find a way to do big, bold change. And our caucus will sit down and figure it out, but failure is not an option. We must create change.”
Memo to Mitch McConnel: Any deal that you made with Schumer to preserve the filibuster isn’t worth the paper that it’s written on.
Senate Majority Leader Schumer on working with Sen. McConnell: “We have one goal – big, bold change in America. We would like the Republicans to join us in some of those things at least, and maybe they will, but we are going to get that change no matter what.” pic.twitter.com/0AxB4ZKDMG
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 30, 2021
On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Democrats must tackle issues like “improving our democracy. Making D.C. a state, automatic voter registration,” and vowed Democrats will get “big, bold change” “no matter what.”
He also commented on the possibility of abolishing the filibuster by stating, “failure is not an option. We must create change.”
Schumer said, “Well, Rev., we have one goal: big, bold change in America. We would like the Republicans to join us in some of those things at least, and maybe they will. But we are going to get that change no matter what. We cannot — there is such a demand, three huge issues we have to do: climate, huge issue facing the country, racial and economic inequality, which has gotten worse, not better, which demands change and justice in a big, bold way, and improving our democracy.
Making D.C. a state, automatic voter registration, getting rid of Citizens United, all the things embodied in H.R. 1, which the House passed and McConnell would block up, but we’re going to fight to pass it in the Senate. That’s why we’ve made it S 1. So, climate, racial inequality, economic inequality, and democracy, improving our democracy, letting people vote much more easily, dealing with D.C. and Puerto Rican statehood, dealing with bad money that flows in. The John Lewis Act, undoing the horrible decisions the court made, which defanged the Voting Rights Act, and that’s why Republicans have gotten away with taking people’s right away to vote for the last four years.”
Last Monday, McConnell touted his “power-sharing” agreement with Schumer after Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona came out against ending the filibuster.
I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed today they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden and me on protecting the Senate.
With this win, we can move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement built on the 2001 precedent. pic.twitter.com/fHUCFxxXh8
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 26, 2021
Democrats’ hopes of imposing their will on an opposition that has been neutered after the cynical exploitation of the chaos in D.C. depend on nuking the filibuster which is the only thing that prevents the minority from becoming irrelevant.