Democrats set up ‘war room’ to eliminate filibuster if they win Senate in November

Democrats set up ‘war room’ to eliminate filibuster if they win Senate in November
Senate leaders Schumer and McConnell share a rare moment of togetherness at a University of Louisville event in 2018. News 6 video, YouTube

[Ed. – Interesting that there’s an extended feature on this at NBC.  If they’re on board with it, a better tactic would be keeping quiet.  News of this may gratify the leftmost base, but it’s not what most American voters want to hear.  We like the filibuster; it’s well understood to be an obstacle to legislation running out of control.]

Democratic insiders are assembling a coalition behind the scenes to wage an all-out war on the Senate filibuster in bullish anticipation of sweeping the 2020 election and passing an ambitious progressive agenda.

Veteran party operatives, activist groups and supportive senators are coordinating message and strategy to dial up the pressure to quickly end the 60-vote threshold early next year, fearing that preservation of the rule will enable Republicans to kill Joe Biden’s legislative agenda in its cradle.

They’re consolidating that effort under a coalition called Fix Our Senate run by Eli Zupnick, a former communications director for No. 3 Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

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