He added, “We are a nation that prizes the rule of law…‘A senate majority that can change the rules anytime it wishes, is a Senate without any rules…We have rules to follow. I want to put a stop to this practice of the Senate breaking its rules to change its rules. I will not vote to turn the Senate into a rule-breaking institution and I hope that my colleagues will not.”
Retiring Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee tweeted that they will not support ending the right filibuster legislation.
The Senate filibuster is about the only mechanism left in Washington that brings the parties together. Deploying the nuclear option would blow that up. I will not vote to do it. https://t.co/XDL19fuSMP
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) December 21, 2018
While rules changes may be in order at some point, I will continue to follow rules relative to legislation as they exist today as I finish my term.
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) December 21, 2018
Schumer says Trump temper tantrum will not get him a wall
Earlier on Friday, the president warned of government “shutdown” if Democrats vote against the $5 billion funding for the border wall.