Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) declared victory Tuesday and said efforts to abolish the 60-vote filibuster are dead.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was pushing to end the filibuster so the Democrats can pass all the pork-filled, Marxist legislation they want without any consent from the minority.
McConnell mentioned that two Democrat Senators confirmed they would not vote to change the rules to allow legislation to pass with a simple majority.
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) publicly stated they would not support ending the legislative filibuster.
I’m glad that two Senate Democrats confirmed today they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden and me on protecting the Senate.
With this win, we can move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement built on the 2001 precedent. pic.twitter.com/fHUCFxxXh8
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) January 26, 2021
“It should not be news that a few members of the majority pledge they won’t tear up a central rule, but the Democratic leader was reluctant to repeat the step I took as majority leader in unified government when I ruled out that step on principle. Rather than relying on the Democratic leader, I took the discussion directly to his members,” McConnell said.
“Basic arithmetic now ensures that there are not enough votes to break the rule. This victory will let us move forward with a 50-50 power-sharing agreement containing all the elements of the 2001 model because it will sit on the same foundation,” McConnell added.
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on talk of eliminating the filibuster:
“Taking that plunge would not be some progressive dream. It would be a nightmare.” pic.twitter.com/BH5BFGI75z
— The Recount (@therecount) January 26, 2021