Chuck Schumer got one warning that brought back bad memories for Democrats
It’s not just the Presidency that is at stake in 2020.
Control of Congress is at stake as well.
And Chuck Schumer got one warning that brought back bad memories for Democrats.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is setting up a war room to pressure Democrats to eliminate the legislative filibuster if they win a Senate majority in 2020.
If Democrats win the Senate, they will scrap the filibuster to pass gun confiscation, amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, and statehood for Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Senate Majority Mitch McConnell warned Democrats that such a move would “disfigure” Congress.
“This threat to permanently disfigure, to disfigure the Senate, has been the latest growing drumbeat in the modern Democratic Party’s war against our governing institutions,” McConnell stated.
But Democrats may have no choice.
At the John Lewis’ funeral former President Barack Obama ordered Democrats to do away with the filibuster.
“And if all this takes is ending the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do,” Obama declared.
But Democrats may come to regret this move.
They will not be in power forever and the losing side in these parliamentary fights remembers and shoves it in the other side’s face when the tables are turned.
In 2013, Harry Reid nuked the filibuster for all executive and judicial branch nominations.
But when the GOP won total control of government after the 2016 election, Democrats were helpless to sit and watch as the GOP used Harry Reid’s rule changes to stock the lower courts with staunch conservatives.
Democrats may win some temporary victories if they do away with the filibuster.
However, the wheel of power is always turning in Washington, D.C. and the GOP will once again have the White House and both houses of Congress.
And Democrats won’t be able to do anything but whine when Republicans pass their agenda on majority party line votes.