Thune: Democrats Threaten to Change 200-Year-Old Senate Practice for Political Gain

Thune: Democrats Threaten to Change 200-Year-Old Senate Practice for Political Gain

“The legislative filibuster is the Senate rule that has had perhaps the greatest effect in preserving the Founders’ vision of the Senate.” 

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today expressed his disappointment in the idea that Democrats would consider changing the Senate’s 200-year-old practice on the legislative filibuster. The filibuster is one of the most prominent rules that distinguishes the Senate from the House of Representatives and requires the consensus of at least 60 senators before the body can vote on a contentious bill. Thune discussed several recent examples of Senate Democrats using the legislative filibuster this year alone when it suited their needs as the minority party.

6 thoughts on “Thune: Democrats Threaten to Change 200-Year-Old Senate Practice for Political Gain”

  1. Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland would like a word with your emphasis on eschewing standard practice for political gain, Mr. Senator.

    The hypocrisy just never ends.

    1. Funny, I don’t remember anybody on the supreme court with the name of Merrick Garland.

      You shouldn’t start claiming hypocrisy on the right unless you can withstand the torrent of examples on the left.

      1. The left is full of hypocrites too. Now that we have acknowledged that, can we admit this an absolutely laughable decrying of loss of tradition by the good Mr. Thune?

        You won’t, will you?

  2. Elections matter folks. If you dont want democrats to make rules you don’t like, beat them at the ballot box or move to somewhere that would have you. Thats the American way Donchyaknow

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