Merkley: Filibuster Changes Needed To ‘Address The Issues Facing America’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Merkley: Filibuster Changes Needed To ‘Address The Issues Facing America’ | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

 

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the voting rights bill, and why reforming the Senate’s filibuster rule may be necessary to get the bill to President Biden’s desk. Sen. Merkley says the filibuster was designed to be used under rare circumstances and Republicans are now using it routinely for “silent, no effort, no show obstruction.” Aired on 03/25/2021.
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Merkley: Filibuster Changes Needed To ‘Address The Issues Facing America’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

35 Comments on "Merkley: Filibuster Changes Needed To ‘Address The Issues Facing America’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Edgar Guillen | March 25, 2021 at 3:02 AM | Reply

    How about throwing tomato’s at someone while they talk. If they can read it through, then they win.

  2. Lisette Lehner | March 25, 2021 at 4:14 AM | Reply

    Translated: “Our old technique is being used against us. Better change the rules again.”

    • Swiss Army1386 | March 25, 2021 at 4:06 PM | Reply

      Resistance to tyrants like this POS starts at the local level. It’s time for cities, counties, and states to declare themselves SANCTUARIES for the US Constitution and ALL its Amendments, especially the Second Amendment which ensures the rest of the Constitution. And then to ENFORCE that sanctuary AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, whatever they supposedly represent.

  3. Nicky Krystals | March 25, 2021 at 4:16 AM | Reply

    They were all singing a different tune when democrats were in the minority. These politicians are such hypocrites!!!

    • John Humphries | March 25, 2021 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      @Nicky Krystals
      You stop it. McConnell gave it a whole new meaning. Made new rules blocking every Obama judicial appointment. Then changed their own rules. Sure the Democrats use it but McConnell abused it. So stop it.

    • Nicky Krystals | March 25, 2021 at 7:35 PM | Reply

      @John Humphries How many years has it been since the Republicans filibustered anything? Even Joe Biden said today the filibuster was abused last year in a gigantic way. That was all democrats my friend.

    • John Humphries | March 25, 2021 at 7:49 PM | Reply

      @Nicky Krystals
      Ted Cruz filibustered and shut down the government because the poor baby didn’t want to raise the debt ceiling. Like a petulant little child.
      Filibustering raising the debt ceiling.

    • Nicky Krystals | March 25, 2021 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @John Humphries That was years ago.

    • John Humphries | March 25, 2021 at 11:19 PM | Reply

      @Nicky Krystals
      McConnell just had 100lb of bills passed in the house sitting on his desk. Ignoring it not even bringing any of it up for a vote.
      All you have to do is look at Kentucky’s citizens statistics
      They’re near last or dead last in all of them from education to income mobility. He’s the biggest debt society legislator. Keep them dumb and in the dark should be his motto.

  4. Gods Butterfly | March 25, 2021 at 4:19 AM | Reply

    We need to keep the filibuster. Now you want to switch it. Last year you wanted to keep it. Such hypocrisy.

  5. Typical democrat mentality. Can’t win the argument on merit so change the rules

  6. This is a tyrant government. Duh

    • Swiss Army1386 | March 25, 2021 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      Resistance to tyrants starts at the local level. It’s time for cities, counties, and states to declare themselves SANCTUARIES for the US Constitution and ALL its Amendments, especially the Second Amendment which ensures the rest of the Constitution. And then to ENFORCE that sanctuary AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, whatever they supposedly represent.

    • @Swiss Army1386 sounds good.

  7. Travis Merrix | March 25, 2021 at 5:28 AM | Reply

    The 60 votes is exactly so one side does not have full power……… that’s said I don’t care what they change with gun control they will have to come pet mine from my cold dead hands

  8. Josh Tibbetts | March 25, 2021 at 5:35 AM | Reply

    Shame on democrats.

  9. Remember those people you made fun of? The ‘tinfoil’ people? Conspiracists. Yeah, you owe them an apology.

    • I have been waiting for years on this. And tinfoil attenuates the signals, copper is better for blocking unwanted signals.

    • Swiss Army1386 | March 25, 2021 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      Resistance to tyrants starts at the local level. It’s time for cities, counties, and states to declare themselves SANCTUARIES for the US Constitution and ALL its Amendments, especially the Second Amendment which ensures the rest of the Constitution. And then to ENFORCE that sanctuary AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, whatever they supposedly represent.

  10. Levan Mikadze | March 25, 2021 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    Bringing you “fascism” with a smiling face , rejoice America…

  11. RICHARD SMITH | March 25, 2021 at 8:40 AM | Reply

    The party of Jim Crow trying to bring back Jim Crow. Disgusting what the democrats are trying to do.

  12. Yoinky Doink | March 25, 2021 at 9:07 AM | Reply

    “We have this oath to the constitution.” …more like an oath to the ballot box. Pathetic.

  13. Save this interview, after the forensic audit with Jovan Pulitzer scanners. They may be in the minority again.
    They will not like the changes we the people will demand.
    First and second amendments strengthen the school’s open and term limits.

  14. We’re truly headed to dictatorship.. and now Biden is talking about using executive order for our 2nd amendment.. good luck

  15. Barry Fletcher | March 25, 2021 at 4:02 PM | Reply

    Yeah, it’s interfering with the implementation of the dictatorship the democrats want to they will try to change the rules.

  16. We didn’t need to address filibustering when Obama was using it to ram his socialistic programs down our throats!

  17. Read, we can’t ram through anti American laws and rig elections for all time if we keep the filibuster

  18. The filibuster is about the last thing preventing total single party control. This is more important than just about anything else right now.

    • Exactly! Just imagine if Republicans would have done away with it back in 2016. We could have had total control forever and ever!!

  19. No we don’t need to change the filibuster. What we really need is to go our own separate ways!! We should have done it years ago!!

  20. Theodore Walsh | March 25, 2021 at 7:17 PM | Reply

    The filibuster on top of other things helps prevent the Senate from moving too fast. Read the story about Washington and Jefferson concerning the teacup and saucer.

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