Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has issued a threat to Democrats over proposed changes to the filibuster rule in the Senate.
Context: Democrats are considering changing the Senate’s long-standing filibuster rule to make changes to election law.
Senator Joe Manchin has stated that a change to the rule should have bipartisan support signaling he is a no and effectively killing the idea.
However, Democrats are using a full-court press to try and change Manchin’s mind. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY.) is also planning to force a vote to see where Manchin truly stands.
Why this is important: Senator McConnell responded strongly promising to force votes on GOP-sponsored bills if Democrats even make the slightest change.
McConnell stated to the Wall Street Journal: “Since Sen. Schumer is hellbent on trying to break the Senate, Republicans will show how this reckless action would have immediate consequences.”
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