If Chuck Schumer thought he could just steamroll the Senate and give Joe Biden free reign of America, then he just hit his first major speedbump!
Politics have never been more divided and tumultuous. Party politics have become so polarized in the past decade that loyalty can no longer be expected or relied upon.
Chuck Schumer was riding high. He was ready to push through a far-Left agenda now that he’s the most powerful man in the Senate, even though his party doesn’t have a majority.
But first, he needs to change one thing about the Senate—and he just saw his hopes go up in smoke.
Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell both have 50 seats in the Senate. A rule called the filibuster lets one party stop a bill from coming up for a final vote until 60 senators support it.
If there were no filibuster, then any bill that got all 50 Democratic votes would become law after Vice President Kamala Harris broke the 50-50 tie.
That could clear the way for anything Schumer wants to do: Higher taxes, more Obamacare regulations, open borders, abortion until birth—as he said, “Everything is on the table.”
The first thing on the chopping block has to be a 215-year-old rule.
Schumer has a problem, though. His plan is so radical that even some of his fellow Democrats don’t want anything to do with it. And they just handed Schumer his first bone-rattling defeat.
“I will not vote to bust the filibuster under any condition, on anything that you can think of,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.