Harry Reid: Biden should end Senate filibuster after 3 weeks

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Oct 25th, 2020 1:09 pm

Last Updated Oct 26th, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Former Senate leader Harry Reid said on Saturday if the Democrats win the Senate and the Presidency in November, Joe Biden should take "no more than three weeks" to end the filibuster in the Senate.

"Biden — who wants always to get along with people — I understand that," Reid said. "We should give the Republicans a little bit of time, to see if they're going to work with him ... But the time's going to come when he's going to have to move in and get rid of the filibuster."

The filibuster refers to "the use of irregular or obstructive tacts by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority," according to Dictionary.com. Reid's plan would end the 60-vote threshold for legislation in the Senate.

Reid said "Joe ought to be very careful" and "more power to him" if he can cut deals with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.


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