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January 28, 2021

Update on the Democrats’ apparently failed push to eliminate the Senate filibuster: With two moderate Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, saying they absolutely won’t support it, the fear that a radical left agenda will be forced onto America with 51 votes seems dead. But just to be clear, Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Democrat leaders that if they ever do pass that “nuclear option,” he would unleash a “scorched earth, post-nuclear nightmare” on them.

He reminded them it takes 51 votes to produce a quorum, and the Vice President doesn’t count. The 50 Republicans would release immediate chaos, locking down the Senate so that nothing moves, and the Democrats wouldn’t be able to scrape up 51 votes to end it. He said things would happen either "in the hardest possible way or not at all," and Democrats could just block out the next two years on their calendars, because they would be there all the time.

He reminded Sen. Chuck Schumer that acting as the majority when you don’t actually have a majority requires “collegiality and consent.”

Or to sum it up succinctly: Play nice or else.


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  • Vickie Fiorentino

    01/29/2021 09:22 AM

    Happy to see that even some Dems won't mess with the constitution.

  • Meda Diann Senick

    01/29/2021 09:19 AM

    I am so ashamed of the way we are destroying Gods' creation. I believe we are so close to another civil war that this country is going to be torn into pieces. How much more can God take? How many more days, months, years will he give us to destroy ourselves? People need to get back to studying their Bibles and pray for this country.

  • christine simonik

    01/29/2021 09:13 AM

    Hippocrates-no unifying there

  • Carroll Snow

    01/28/2021 01:25 PM

    Good job Senator Mcconnell