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Nuking the Filibuster: Bad for the Senate, Worse for America

Posted on AllSides January 27th, 2021
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Earlier this week, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema publicly declared their support for the Senate’s cloture rule, which requires a supermajority of 60 votes to end floor debates and pass most legislation. Their statements effectively ended the Senate’s latest flirtation with the so-called “nuclear option” — the parliamentary gambit by which many Democrats want to eliminate the 60-vote threshold with only their 50 votes.

While Manchin and Sinema’s principled, institutionalist stand will allow the Senate to finally organize itself for the new 50-50 partisan split, they are coming...

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