Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On Democrats’ Claiming They Want to Eliminate the Filibuster
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Those on the other side of the aisle who openly say they will end the filibuster if they get the majority should explain why they continue to vote to filibuster important issues like police reform and COVID relief.
Do they believe the filibuster is wrong in principle, or do they admit they think there should be two sets of rules depending on which party has a majority in the Senate?
If you think, at a minimum, that the filibuster should be used sparingly and judiciously, how do you justify voting to block even moving to Senator Scott’s police reform bill when you’ve been promised amendments, and when you can always filibuster final passage if you still aren’t satisfied?
It’s clear their position on the filibuster is pure partisanship at its worst.