Schumer says he’d love to make D.C. and Puerto Rico States and ending the filibuster is “on the table”

Appearing on MSNBC with Joy Reid, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer said he’d love to make Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico new states and ending the filibuster if Democrats take back control of the Senate is “on the table.”

Referring to stalling the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Reid asked Schumer on tactics “Would that include adding, if the Senate becomes a Democratic majority, adding D.C. and Puerto Rico as states and ending the filibuster?””

Schumer replied “I would. Believe me, on D.C. and Puerto Rico, particularly if Puerto Rico votes for it, D.C. already has voted for it and wants it. I’d love to make them states. And as for the filibuster, I’m not busting my chops to become majority leader to do very little or nothing.”

“We are going to get a whole lot done,” Schumer promised “and as I’ve said, everything, everything is on the table.”