March 15, 2021

Battle Born Collective Statement on Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin’s Rebuke of the Filibuster

Today on the floor of the Senate, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin offered a stinging rebuke of the modern filibuster. In his remarks, Sen. Durbin detailed the racist history of the filibuster and called the arcane rule “the death grip of democracy” and blamed it for turning “the world’s greatest deliberative body into one of the world’s most ineffectual bodies.”