Chuck Schumer Wants to Blow Up the Filibuster for a Federal Elections Takeover

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Monday the Senate will vote to blow up the legislative filibuster to pass a federal takeover of state elections.


Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic Leader, announced plans to vote on filibuster changes by January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in a letter to his colleagues.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




Author’s Take

Schumer explicitly cited the upcoming anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot and Martin Luther King Day to justify his norm-busting actions. Implicitly, according to Schumer, anyone who opposes their federal takeover is both an insurrectionist and a racist.

Does it matter that their elections agenda is virtually unchanged from January 5, 2021? No. Does it matter that this legislation does nothing to reform the Electoral Count Act that governs how presidential elections are certified? No.

It’s clear Schumer will use whatever tool at his disposal to achieve this, including using an attack on our seat of government as a political prop.

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