Elizabeth Warren Calls Filibuster Racist Months After Filibustering Tim Scott Police Reform Bill

by Thomas Catenacci

 

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the filibuster racist Thursday, months after she filibustered Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s police reform legislation.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the filibuster is both racist and shouldn’t be permitted in the Senate since it gives the minority veto power, according to Axios. The legislative filibuster, which dates back to the 1800s, is a rule that requires 60 votes for most legislation to pass in the Senate.

“The filibuster has deep roots in racism, and it should not be permitted to serve that function, or to create a veto for the minority,” Warren told Axios on Thursday. “In a democracy, it’s majority rules.”

Warren added that the founders didn’t intend for the filibuster to be implemented in Senate legislative procedure, according to Axios. Rather, it was designed to give southern states the ability to veto any anti-slavery or civil rights law they opposed, Warren said.

Warren first announced her opposition to the filibuster in 2019, CNN reported.

However, Warren filibustered Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s police reform bill in June, CNN analyst Scott Jennings noted. After Democrats blocked his bill, Scott criticized them, saying he was “amazed” by their actions.

“If my colleagues had issues with the legislation, they should have accepted that we were willing to give them multiple amendment votes so that we can make the necessary adjustments to get this across the president’s desk,” Scott said.

Calls to eliminate the filibuster have gained momentum since President Joe Biden took office as legislation continues to pass in the House but stalls in the Senate. Biden along with many congressional Democrats have endorsed removing the procedure.

Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin have repeatedly said they oppose killing the filibuster.

Manchin recently explained that removing the filibuster effectively removes the involvement of the Senate minority in legislating.

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Thomas Catenacci is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Senator Elizabeth Warren” by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

 

 

 

 


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5 Thoughts to “Elizabeth Warren Calls Filibuster Racist Months After Filibustering Tim Scott Police Reform Bill”

  1. nicky wicks

    if it werent for double standards dems wouldnt have any at all

  2. Steve Allen

    She is the epitome of white privilege. The Donks are such flaming hypocrites!

    1. Ron Welch

      I must hand it to them, they follow their leftist guru very well in this regard:

      “Accuse your opponent of what only you are doing, as you are doing it, to create confusion, cloud the issue, and inoculate voters against any evidence of your guilt.” –Saul Alinsky

  3. David Longfellow

    You can always count on democrats to be hypocrites. Warren is typical.
    Their ethics are completely situational, when they have any at all.

  4. Deplorable Bay Stater

    As one of Pocahantas’s constituents, I’m not at all surprised by her inconsistency and short memory. It’s been apparent for a long time that her ignorance is exceeded only by her arrogance. I was really hoping she would get a Cabinet position, so just so we could be assured that she’ll be gone in a few years. The fact that she was elected at all is a testament to the monumental stupidity of Massachusetts voters.

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