Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the fillibuster, a move that would further concentrate power in the hands of the majority and prevent compromise that is at the core of the American Constitution. The Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is set to announce her support Friday for eliminating the filibuster, a change that would allow the party in control of the Senate to pass legislation with only a simple majority.
The 2020 presidential candidate is expected to make the announcement for ending the 60-vote threshold at the National Action Network.
“I’m not running for President just to talk about making real, structural change. I’m serious about getting it done. And part of getting it done means waking up to the reality of the United States Senate,” Warren is expected to say. “So let me be as clear as I can. When Democrats next have power, we should be bold and clear: we’re done with two sets of rules — one for the Republicans and one for the Democrats.”
“That means when Democrats have the White House again, if Mitch McConnell tries to do what he did to President Obama, and puts small-minded partisanship ahead of solving the massive problems facing this country, then we should get rid of the filibuster.”