Democrats must move quickly to eliminate the filibuster as a weapon that McConnell can use to overturn the will of the voters and continue his obstruction from the minority”
Washington, D.C. — After the results in Georgia’s Senate races made it clear that Democrats will control the White House and both houses of Congress, Fix Our Senate released the following statement calling on Democrats to move quickly to eliminate the legislative filibuster so they can deliver on the agenda that voters just overwhelmingly swept into power.
“Fix Our Senate congratulates Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff, incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and the entire incoming Senate Democratic majority for their clear victory and strong mandate to clean up the messes made by the Trump-McConnell government, take bold steps to restore our democracy, and make meaningful progress to address the major challenges facing our nation,” said Eli Zupnick, spokesman for Fix Our Senate.
“What does this election mean? The filibuster is dead.
“There’s no longer any doubt: Senator Mitch McConnell and the GOP will never be a trustworthy partner in government, so Senate Democrats must move quickly to eliminate the filibuster as a weapon they can use to overturn the will of the voters and continue his obstruction from the minority. The majority of people across the country want a government and a Senate that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected – and we’re ready to fight back.”
About Fix Our Senate
Fix Our Senate is a campaign and coalition fighting for the broken Senate to be fixed so that the newly-elected government can get to working cleaning up President Trump’s messes and tackling the major challenges facing families, communities, and the country. Our highest priority is the elimination of the legislative filibuster, an outdated Senate rule that has been weaponized and abused by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to block overwhelmingly popular legislation supported by a majority of elected senators.
Fix Our Senate coordinates work with allied organizations and advocates, serves as a resource for research and messaging guidance, communicates to key audiences directly and through the media, and uses any and all tools at our disposal to educate and persuade senators, candidates, and the public about the need for reform.
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