Massachusetts’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among Democrats pushing for eliminating the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate, which would lower the threshold of votes needed to pass legislation to a simple majority (51 votes). As Washington Examiner columnist Byron York points out, the filibuster was supported by a majority of Senate Democrats, including vice president (then-senator) Kamala Harris, just a short political while ago.
In April 2017, less than four years ago, a majority of Senate Democrats spoke up in support of the filibuster. Why would they embrace a ‘relic of our racist past’? And why would they quickly change their minds? https://t.co/4xHZyROW7t https://t.co/CNQlFrKkv4
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 21, 2021
Note the commentary in CNN’s headline about a legislative mechanism of the U.S. Senate.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 21, 2021
Keep in mind, there is a 50-50 party-line split in the U.S. Senate with vice president Harris positioned to cast the deciding vote, which would assuredly favor Democrats.