Biden Does Not Support Abolishing the Filibuster

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Yesterday, President Biden traveled to Ohio for a CNN town hall in Cincinnati. During this event, Biden spoke about a series of matters; however, one hot button issue was the Senate filibuster.

For months, Democrats have been on a mission to eliminate the filibuster. Despite this, Democrats used the filibuster in Congress for years on end when it benefited them as the minority party; however, since the filibuster is now an asset to Republicans, Democrats want it scrapped.

Right now, there are two Democrat senators openly against the abolition of the Senate filibuster; this means that Democrats simply don’t have the votes for abolition. Furthermore, last night’s CNN town hall revealed that Democrats don’t even have the support of President Biden when it comes to scrapping the filibuster.

Biden’s view on the Senate filibuster

During the Wednesday night town hall, CNN host Don Lemon questioned Biden on whether the filibuster is more critical than the elections legislation Democrats want to pass. Biden responded by stating that the filibuster is not more important; however, the 46th president also proclaimed that removing the filibuster would impede anything from being done in Congress.