The Senate is obviously broken. Here’s how we fix it.
Mike Fox for the PDA National Team
Mitch McConell has once again proven to us that he cares noting about truth, justice, and a Senate with character.
He whipped votes to prevent a bi-partisan inquiry into the insurrection on January 6.
Democratic Senators Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin keep preaching bi-partisanship. Well, where were those 10 “reasonable/good Republicans” they keep talking about when they needed the 60 votes to move forward on the commission?
If we can’t pass something like a bi-partisan investigation of the most serious attack on our capital since 1812, what chance do we have to pass the kind of sweeping legislation we need to protect voting rights, supercharge a green economy, and guarantee healthcare for all?
Zero, so long as McConnell can just roadblock anything with the antiquated 60 vote rule that has no constitutional rationale, and actually came into being to enable racists to block civil rights legislation.
The Senate is broken. Here’s how we fix it.
Step 1: Call your senators right now and demand that they end the filibuster rule. It’s already been waived for Supreme Court Justice confirmation.
We have the opportunity to bring about dramatic change if we just stay focused.
Thanks so much for anything you can do.