During a recent appearance Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna argued the filibuster “should have been removed years ago and it certainly should be removed now.”
Rep. Ro Khanna: "[The filibuster] should have been removed years ago and it certainly should be removed now." pic.twitter.com/l2igrTtj23
— The Hill (@thehill) January 24, 2021
Meanwhile, Senator Dick Durbin, the majority whip, said while on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “of course” Democrats would consider changing the filibuster rule.
“The American people want us to take action,” Durbin said “action on this pandemic, action on this economy and on a host of other issues, and if this filibuster has become so common in the Senate that we can’t act, that we just sit there helpless, shame on us. Of course we should consider a change in the rule under those circumstances.”