I think it is time to do away with the Filibuster. It has become outdated and useless. I say this regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge.
“When Democrats in the Senate detonated the so-called “nuclear option” in 2013 – changing the rules of the legislative branch’s upper chamber to prevent filibusters on most nominations – Republicans said they would eventually make Dems rue the day they messed with the body’s cherished traditions. “The next majority will do it for everything,” then-Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., warned at the time,
“Well, McConnell now heads that next majority, and while the GOP hasn’t yet followed through on his threat, it is mulling new changes to the filibuster. One group of Republican senators wants to do away with the 60-vote threshold to begin debate on government spending bills. Another group is looking into a package of reforms aimed at making the Senate more efficient that would be rolled out in 2017, after the next election.”