Fix Our Senate: “Every day that the filibuster remains is another day that Sen. McConnell holds the keys that voters thought they just took away”
New ad highlights President Obama’s comments calling the filibuster a “Jim Crow relic”
Washington, D.C. — Fix Our Senate released a new ad calling on Senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster, calling it “a partisan weapon” that Senator Mitch McConnell will use to block popular legislation and continue his gridlock and dysfunction from the minority.
The ad launched on digital platforms in the D.C. area and across the country and will be running over the coming weeks.
Eli Zupnick, spokesman for Fix Our Senate commented:
“The American people just voted for a government that promised to tackle the crises we’re facing, put workers and families ahead of special interests, and deliver results – but unless the filibuster is eliminated as a tool for Sen. McConnell to use to continue his gridlock and dysfunction from the minority, that’s simply not going to be possible.
“Sen. McConnell has demonstrated, again and again, that he will never be a trusted partner in governing this country, and Americans simply can’t wait while he blocks, delays, and tries to water down desperately needed relief and reforms. Every day that the filibuster remains is another day that Sen. McConnell holds the keys that voters thought they just took away.”
VO: Americans made their voices heard.
VO: We voted for jobs. Covid relief. Affordable health care.
VO: We want a government that puts us first, not the wealthy and well connected.
Obama clip: “If all this takes eliminating the filibuster — another Jim Crow relic ... then that's what we should do.”
VO: Mitch McConnell has turned the filibuster into a partisan weapon to block popular legislation and protect his special interest allies.
VO: It’s time to fix the broken Senate. It’s time to eliminate the filibuster.
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