SENATOR REID’S QUEST TO SILENCE THE MINORITY

Senator Reid’s quest to change the historical rules of debate in the Senate is at the core his desire to silence the minority party.  He can complain all he wants about “Republican” filibusters, but I think he fears having to actually consider Republican proposals or alternatives.  It’s become his standard to block any Republican proposal and simply label it a “filibuster.” As majority leader, he’s used his procedural options to block amendments a record number of times, more than the last six majority leaders combined.  Instead of radically changing the rules of the Senate, IMO we should return to a process that gives fair consideration of amendments from both parties.  The Senate’s procedures are designed to ensure both parties are heard. By allowing the Majority Leader to completely block proposals from the other side, we’d only be silencing the Americans represented by those senators.

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