Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got dealt this very public defeat
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is used to getting her way.
The Democrat Party drifts farther Left every year.
But now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got dealt this very public defeat.
One of Ocasio-Cortez’s pet causes is eliminating the legislative filibuster.
If Senate Democrats nuke the filibuster, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi can ram legislation through Congress rigging elections in the Democrats favor, making Washington, D.C. the 51st state, granting amnesty to tens of millions of illegal aliens, and banning guns – including handguns.
Abolish the filibuster. https://t.co/NTnxMp5v3G
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2021
Right now, Democrats do not have the votes to trigger the nuclear option because multiple Democrats don’t want to take the plunge and vote on unpopular bills that could cost them their next election.
That could change if Joe Biden decided to lean on these reluctant Democrats.
But in a CNN town hall event, Biden threw cold water on the idea of eliminating the legislative filibuster.
“There’s no reason to protect it other than you’re going to throw the entire Congress into chaos and nothing will get done. Nothing at all will get done. And there’s a lot at stake. The most important one is the right to vote. That’s the single most important one. And your vote counted and counted by someone who honestly counts it,” Biden stated.
Mitch McConnell threatened to plunge the Senate into a nuclear winter and allow nothing to get done if Democrats eliminate the filibuster.
Joe Biden apparently sized up that warning and counted the votes on his own side and decided to back down.
But that surrender will not make Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the Democrat Party base happy.