Sasse and Fischer hail defeat of filibuster change in Senate | Regional government
The senses. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse have described Democratic efforts to change the filibuster rule in the Senate in an effort to get their voting rights bill passed as “institutional arson” and an attempt to “create a one-party system in the United States”. “
Nebraska’s two Republican senators voted against the proposed change which failed to win the 60 votes needed to pass, essentially dooming the Democratic suffrage proposal.
“To burn 200 years of history for a few temporary victories is short-sightedness at best, and institutional arson at worst,” Fischer said.
“Nebraskans understand the importance of consensus building,” she said.
“In the unicameral state, a two-thirds vote is required to end the filibuster — not the simple majority that (Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) has proposed,” Fischer said. “The Nebraska method works.”
When the American people elected a 50-50 Senate, Fischer said, “they voted for bipartisanship.”
Sasse said President Joe Biden and Schumer tried “to quell the filibuster and create a one-party rule in the United States.”
Democratic senses Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona “acted like adults” in voting against the effort to change the filibuster rule, Sasse said.
“The Senate likes to think of itself as the greatest deliberative body in the world, but there are dozens of councils in places like Fremont, Norfolk and Scottsbluff that are more serious,” he said.
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