Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

	Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

FILIBUSTER

With the victories the Democrats received in the Fall elections, they now have 50 Senators plus Democrat Vice-President to vote for their agenda. The filibuster whereas one Senator or Congressman could stand up and talk for hours and tie up the vote was eliminated with the 60 vote rule many years ago and will eliminate the old traditional filibuster from taking place. Democrats now want to drop the sixty vote requirement and pass their radical agenda. At this time the Senate is considering two landmark voting right bills that would establish national standards for access to the polls. But as the present rule stands it would take 60 votes to overcome a GOP filibuster. Democrats need all 50 votes to sign on. Centrist holdouts Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz) claim the filibuster fosters bipartisan legislation and refuse to go along..

If the Democrats are successful and move on with their agenda allowing just 50 Democrats and Vice President Harris casting the tie breaking vote to ram through their partisan wish list would be a nightmare. Democrats would ban states from checking voters’ Ids at the polls and force through new gun restrictions. Hopefully Manchin can stand up to the Democrats’ radical agenda. These guys even want to make Washington, D. C, a state, which would then be another Democratic vote. It is very important for the GOP to keep a majority of 60 votes to pass as they have operated on twenty or so years.

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