Sen. Thune: Democrats’ plan to nuke filibuster will have long-term consequences

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Sen. John Thune (R-S. D.) shared strong words over Democrats wanting to kill the filibuster. He defended the measure, saying it prevents extreme changes in policy course when the opposition party wins elections. The lawmaker from South Dakota pointed out on Thursday that the Senate filibuster is designed to give a voice to smaller states like his.

“The Senate was to be a place, where the leaderepointed out, where smaller states like my state of South Dakota have a voice, where the minority party in this country, where those who didn’t win the election have a voice in the legislative process,” he explained. “It requires bipartisanship, it requires consensus.”

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