“We need to build a record that could be passed immediately that is failing on the filibuster,” said Adam Jentleson, a former top aide to Mr. Reid during the 2013 showdown who has written a new book that attacks the filibuster, arguing that it has destroyed the Senate and impeded public policy that has broad national support.
March 16, 2021
McConnell Threatens To Grind Senate To Halt If Dems Don’t Let Him Keep Power To Grind Senate To Halt
“Trading this for the ability to actually pass bills like voting rights seems like an easy call,” Adam Jentleson, a former Harry Reid staffer and current anti-filibuster activist, wrote on Twitter. “If McConnell’s tactics become truly onerous, Dems can always pass further reforms to end obstruction. McConnell’s goal is to make government fail, Dems’ goal should be to make it work.”
Battle Born Collective Statement on President Joe Biden Calling For a Return to the Talking Filibuster
Tonight, President Joe Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he supports bringing back the talking filibuster. This is the first time Pres. Biden has expressed openness to reforming the archaic Senate rule.