Trump calls for end to filibuster

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May 30, 2017

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President Trump on Tuesday called for the Senate to end the filibuster and allow legislation to pass with a simple majority, saying it would help his agenda to pass “fast and easy.”

“The U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes, immediately, and get Healthcare and TAX CUTS approved, fast and easy. Dems would do it, no doubt!” Trump tweeted. In fact, the GOP can pass healthcare bills and tax reform with a 51-vote majority if Republicans can reach agreements among themselves.

Trump called earlier this month for the end of the filibuster, which essentially requires 60 votes for a bill to pass the Senate.

“The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” he wrote at the time.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) shot down Trump’s call at the time, saying “that will not happen.”

  • Walter Flatt

    I AGREE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. IF YOU WANT YOU PARTY TO CONTROL, GO OUT AND VOTE FOR THEM.
    FROM A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, A KOREAN WAR VET, AND A CHRISTIAN. I AM AN AMERICAN AND PROUDLY, I VOTED FOR TRUMP. I AM 86 AND HAVE NEVER SEEN A MORE QUALIFIED PERSON TO BE PRESIDENT.

    TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA AND CAN DE-CLASSIFY ANYTHING HE WANTS TO REGARDING GET THE JOB DONE. HE NEEDS TO FIRE EVERYONE CONNECTED TO THE DEMOCRATS AND REALLY INVESTIGATE THE BELOW.

    EVERY ONE AND THIS GOVERNMENT HAD BETTER WORRY ABOUT THE MUSLIMS HERE AT HOME ESPECIALLY THE 5 CAMPS IN NORTH VA. CLOSE TO WASHINGTON.

    PUBLIC LAW 414, PAGE 2, SECTION 212, WAS PASSED IN 1952 THAT BANS ALL PEOPLE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTY, AND MUSLIMS QUALIF TO BE DEPORTED.

    READ THE QURAN, THEIR BIBLE.

    COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA ALONG WITH HILLIARY AND THE NEWS MEDIA, HAVE SET US UP FOR HIM TO LEAD A MUSLIM INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY? IF NOT,

    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VIRGINA, CLOSE TO DC. (TAKE OVER WASHINGTON, COULD BE) WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF HEADLESS POLITICIANS IF SO.

    WHY TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO AND TAKE OUR GUNS.

    WHY ALLOW IN EXCESS OF 36 MUSLIM CAMPS. (PERHAPS HUNDREDS)

    (BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE? SOME STATE HAS MORE THAN ONE. BUILT AND SUPPORTED BY YOUR TAX MONEY.

    WHY, WHILE IN OFFICE, DID HE SET HIS CABINET WITH MOSTLY MUSLIMS.

    WHY WAS HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE A RADICAL MUSLIM,

    WHY IS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY FOR A OPEN BORDER. COULD IT BE TO GET FREE DOPE, GOODGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND LISTEN TO IT ALL.

    LAST WHY, DID OBAMA SEND BILLIONS TO HIS MUSLIM FRIENDS.

  • Linda Jordan Whitaker

    I say that all democraps are out to destroy our country. The libtards are the reason that there should be a two term limit to each elected office. That would get rid of Pelosi and many others who are corrupt.

    • Olaf Thunderfoot

      I think cutting their pay to the median income of the state the politicians represent would get rid of the career politicians who only care about their party line and lining their own pockets.

  • Raymond J Ambrozaitis

    Too damn ignorant to not know that on eh two bills he is speaking of Reconciliation calls for 51 votes already

  • Luke

    Trump’s son said it best, he said the demonrats would destroy this country if it hurt Trump, these people need to be shown the door to leave America..

    • Reasoned thinker

      Luke — You are totally correct!

  • Bay0Wulf

    Let me say this simply …
    The Democrats (thanks to Reid) did away with the “Filibuster” rule in order to “Push Their Agenda Through”

    I would guess that THEY have had good reason to rue the day that they did that …
    We (This Administration) was able to “Push Through” some confirmations using the Rule that THEY created … did away with …

    Can WE Not See how in the Not Too Distant Future something like this WILL Once Again Be USED AGAINST US?

    • Olaf Thunderfoot

      It should not be “us verses them.” It should be the congress doing what is right for the people.

  • The Democrats just ran through everything they wanted and could have cared less about the Republicans who wanted to actually work with them; but now, THE DEMOCRATS WILL NOT NEGOTIATE ANYTHING AND EVEN SOME OF THE IGNORANT REPUBLICANS WON’T EITHER, THUS, THE ONLY REAL WAY TO GET AMERICA MOVING IS BY SIMPLE MAJORITY 51 VOTES FOR EVERYTHING. Until reasonable work reasonably, this is the only solution. Commonsense has become nonexistent, and until the nation and our politicians return to and develop real commonsense, those in our government that demonstrate this quality must be allowed to run the country.

    • Bay0Wulf

      You’re Right …
      I would think the Democrat Voters should be PISSED that Their “Representatives” are Doing NOTHING other than “Resisting”.
      Their “Representation” by refusing to even Negotiate is hurting them …

      That DOES NOT make OUR Use of THEIR Stupid Rule “Right” … it simply makes it “Convenient” and will make it so that Sometime in the Future THEY can Use It Againt US Again …

      The Filibuster should be returned to where the Person or Persons FILIBUSTERING Had to STAND and SPEAK the ENTIRE TIME. As it has been recently, it seems all the “Filibustering” Person or Party needed to do was Not Come In …

      IF One Wishes to FILIBUSTER … They should be MADE to PAY the PRICE of Doing So.

    • Reasoned thinker

      Edmond X. Ramirez Sr.— Totally correct!

  • Bay0Wulf

    Personally I am against the “End of the Filibuster”
    Granted, it would make things easier to get done but … at what cost?
    If Obama had managed to get that struck down by Reid earlier, WE would have had a RunAway Government going in the OTHER Direction…

    On the other hand, IF the Filibuster is Allowed to remain, it should be returned to the Original Understanding of a Filibuster …

    That Is … if ANY particular Party or Representative/Senator feels Strongly Enough to enter into a Filibuster … They Should be MADE to STAND and Present Their Case … As Long as the Presenter Remains STANDING and TALKING (or can Relay it off to a Member of Their Party) they should have “the Floor” as it were…

    Similar to the Scenes in “Mr Smith Goes to Washington”
    I see the Filibuster as being Important but it HAS to be an ACTIVE Filibuster, not simply people sitting at their desks playing Nintendo or …

    • Olaf Thunderfoot

      Exactly.

  • bobnstuff

    The republicans really need to end the filibuster so when the Democrats take charge they will be able to push through anything they want. Look how well it worked out with the appointments. Tyranny of the majority over the minority, not what our founding fathers believed in.

  • Rick D.

    Go for it!! The DumbocRATS will never support any legislation proposed by Trump and the GOP anyway. So, eliminate the filibuster and get 51 votes.

    • if any other republican had been elected they would not have supported them either, nobody was allowed to beat queen hillary. they would have made their life hell too. trump just happens to be they only one strong enough to do it because he was an outsider! anyone else would have let hillary win and kept playing the game that there really are two parties!

      • Olaf Thunderfoot

        President Trump is more Libertarian than Republican.

  • Dea Whyte-Mansburten

    I favor the end of the Democratic Party. They, BLM, Nation of Islam…are all terrorists. “Pro-fa”

    • Tutu

      I am with you. They whine and I struck and draw their big pay for doing nothing productive for the people.

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    • DOC

      So you want a one party system. So what will you with all who don’t want to be a Rep?

      • Retired

        We already have a one party system ,it is called greed for the Dollar .

        • DOC

          Money always ran this country.Your founding fathers were slave owners I never heard of a poor slave owner. Now you got a very rich guy in the WH.

          • Retired

            Now the working people are SLAVES to the Gov. tax system .

          • DOC

            We had a war about taxes.

      • Olaf Thunderfoot

        There are OTHER parties out there.

        • DOC

          True but not strong to stand against the Rep. party

          • Olaf Thunderfoot

            Thanks to the main stream media.

          • DOC

            You Rep. got a excuse for eveything but never is your fault.

          • Retired

            You are getting your parties mixed up , just listen to Hillary ,it was not her fault that she lost .

          • DOC

            You got me but Trump got everybody beat. He never stop blameing.

          • Retired

            We all know he is not a regular politician and he play the media like a fiddle , they just don’t get it .The more they pick on him the more he bites back .

          • DOC

            Truump don’t know how to shut up.

          • Retired

            Neither does Schumer -Pelosi – Hillary and Obama . Supposedly Obama bought a house in DC just like the Clintons , so what are they Up to ????

          • DOC

            Trere all jerks. Now were Obama or Clinton live hell, this is America one can live where ever.

          • Retired

            Clinton lives in NY plus the House in DC ,Obama is Claiming Ca. and second house in DC Both are up to something in politics I would not trust either one on the other side of a glass door.

          • Olaf Thunderfoot

            Can you repeat that in English so I can understand whatever point you are attempting to make?

          • DOC

            Just like I said. Rep can’t face up. If your wrong admite it.

          • Olaf Thunderfoot

            I am not a member of the House of Representatives therefore I have nothing to admit to you.

            Your spelling and grammar are worse than an eight year old. Please learn English.

          • DOC

            Ok, i’ll work on it. You’er a school teacher right?

          • Olaf Thunderfoot

            Not at all, and that is the second erroneous assumption that you have made about me.

          • DOC

            Funny man

      • John

        no we want a responsible government perhaps tea party against republicans, (they have become so liberal). then Democrats could choose one or the other and keep from being put on the terrorist watch list

        • DOC

          Responsible, for get about it.

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