The partisanship and far-left extremism in the Democrat Party are reaching high levels under President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
A growing leftist radical chorus has been increasingly vocal with calls for the Democrats to kill the legislative filibuster in the Senate.
Democrats Feverish to Kill Filibuster to Pass ‘Voting Rights’ Bills
The eagerness of the left to kill the filibuster has evidently become so mainstream that dissident Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has been under huge pressure to fall in line.
Manchin has been getting calls to that end from the likes of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.
With the Democrats preparing for the unprecedented move of killing the filibuster in order to be able to pass their voting rights legislation, Senate Republicans are preparing a set of countermeasures to fight back.
That includes the threat to force numerous votes on bills that are designed to sow division among the Democrat camp and capture the agenda of the Senate floor.
The threat has come directly from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who vowed to use Senate rules in order to call up the crucial votes.
The Senate Minority Leader made the GOP counterthreats on Monday in comments to the Wall Street Journal.
McConnell declared since Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appears “hellbent” in his quest to “break the Senate,” the GOP is going to demonstrate his “reckless actions” will “have immediate consequences.”
The counteroffensive of the Republicans, in the event the filibuster gets killed, would tie up the Senate floor with procedural votes. It would too exert pressure on Democrat ranks by using various divisive issues.
NEW: Mitch McConnell just threatened to take over the floor of the Senate and obstruct as much as possible by filling the agenda with dozens of random bills if Democrats create a carveout to the filibuster to pass voting rights.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) January 11, 2022
‘We Have a Lot of Bills’
Some of the legislation the GOP would put up for voting in the Senate as part of its countermeasures include a bill for the revival of the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline was blocked by Sleepy Joe Biden, shortly after he occupied the White House.
Other bills the GOP might put forward include a bill to codify the water policy rules adopted by the Trump administration and a bill to block schools without in-person learning from using funds from the American Rescue Plan.
Additional bills could also be thrown into the equation.
Republican senators would be able to call votes on the pieces of legislation in question by using the so-called Rule 14, which enables a senator to put a bill for voting straight on the calendar of the Senate.
Even if the GOP manages to get one or two Democrat senators to back any of the bills in question, those still wouldn’t pass, since they would remain subject to the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes.
However, calling the votes in question would put pressure on certain Senate Democrats and cause infighting.
If Democrats blow up Senate rules, millions of Americans will cease to have a voice in the Senate. Entire states would be shut out.
Top Dems have floated breaking the rules for years now. This isn't about new voting laws. It's about silencing voters who inconvenience Democrats.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 10, 2022