Harry Reid on Abolishing the Filibuster and Why the Green New Deal ‘Won’t Happen’

Is abolishing the filibuster necessary in order for Congress to
pass meaningful climate legislation?

A handful of Democratic presidential candidates have called for
throwing out the Senate rule, claiming that it exacerbates gridlock
in Washington, D.C.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also believes that
abolishing the filibuster is critical to passing legislation and
tackling the most important issues facing the United States,
including climate change. But could killing the filibuster end up
making U.S. politics even more volatile?

We discuss with Senator Reid himself on this week’s episode of
Political Climate. Plus we get his views on the Green New Deal and
whether or not he sees hyper-partisanship subsiding in the U.S.
anytime soon.

Recommended reading:


  • NYT
    : The Filibuster Is Suffocating the Will of the American
    People

  • Vox
    : The Democratic debate over filibuster reform,
    explained

  • Vice
    : Harry Reid: ‘Of Course’ Medicare for All and
    Decriminalizing Border Crossings Are Bad Ideas
  • Hood
    to Coast Relay Fundraiser

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Harry Reid on Abolishing the Filibuster and Why the Green New Deal ‘Won’t Happen’