House Speaker Distances Herself from Senate Filibuster Debate


Democrats have a lot of bills they’d like to pass through Congress. The For the People Act, Protecting the Right to Organize Act, and H.R. 51 are just a few examples.

There are some commonalities between these bills, despite them centering around different matters. For starters, all of the aforementioned legislation is heavily leftist and lacks GOP support. Secondly, none of the three bills listed above will pass the Senate so long as the filibuster remains in place.

Democrats are very much aware of this and therefore looking to eliminate the filibuster once and for all. However, on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi distanced herself from the increasingly intense Senate filibuster debate.

Where does Speaker Pelosi stand on the Senate filibuster?

During a news conference, Pelosi faced questions about the far-left’s growing push to do away with the Senate filibuster. The House Speaker declined to take one side or the other; instead, Pelosi simply declared that whether or not to eliminate the filibuster is ultimately a “debate” that the U.S. Senate must take up.