Harry Reid: Senate must kill filibuster; ‘not living in same legislative world anymore’

Harry Reid: Senate must kill filibuster; ‘not living in same legislative world anymore’
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[Ed. – I know, right?]

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday called for abolishing the legislative filibuster, citing unprecedented gridlock in the Senate. …

“If a Democratic president wants to tackle the most important issues facing our country, then he or she must have the ability to do so — and that means curtailing Republicans’ ability to stifle the will of the American people,” Reid wrote. “It’s time to allow a simple majority vote instead of the 60-vote threshold now required for legislation.” …

In his op-ed, Reid acknowledged the filibuster is a symbol of the Senate’s tradition of being more tempered than the House of Representatives and of the bipartisan relationships between senators. But he said times have changed.

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