McConnell Gives in on Senate Power Sharing After Assurances the Filibuster Will Stay

Meh. Will it last?

Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, in a statement on Monday, said he would support a power-sharing agreement with Democrats after days of impasse held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber.

Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, and McConnell had been at odds over the Republican’s demand that Democrats promise to protect the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to advance most legislation.

McConnell changed his stance after Senators Kyrsten Simena (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) reiterated their stance that they will not support ending the filibuster.

Of course, that’s what Simena and Manchin say today.  If the two sides reach an impasse, the Senators can always change their minds and back a resolution that changes how the Senate does business. Such a move needs only a simple majority, which would be all 50 Democrat Senators plus Vice President Harris.

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  1. rick
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    Mitch is the perfect example of why I will not donate another dime to the “Repubs”, until they get rid of gas bags like him & Graham! All talk & no walk! Worthless garbage!

  2. Kent
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    2nd Amendment

  3. LeRoy Peaslee
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    It’s high time for the Republican party to dump the likes of Mitch Mc Connell and the rest of the RINOs and start listening to the people that they represent. That was Trump’s forte and people loved him for it even if he couldn’t do everything that he wanted. If the republicans don’t change their ways, they will never have control in Washington. Where the hell were the republicans when their party’s president was being robbed of votes? I predict that the 2024 presidential election will be between two (marxist) democrats as it was in the old soviet union.

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