Tuesday, July 25, 2017
This Senate Rule Ensures Any Obamacare Filibuster Can Be Beaten
From Red State
Hey Mitch McConnell: Do you want to repeal Obamacare, root and branch, like you promised us?
Simply enforce the rules as they are written, and you’re guaranteed to be able to wait out any Democrat filibuster.
The moderate establishment cowards – you know, the ones who only want to repeal Obamacare when they know Barack Obama is there to veto – they tell us that it’s impossible to repeal Obamacare “because it takes 60 votes.” That’s a lie.
There is no requirement, none, that 60 votes is required to bring up legislation for a final vote. It’s only required to gather 60 votes to end debate early under the ‘cloture’ procedure. But it is not required to invoke cloture to beat a filibuster. You can just wait it out.
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