Greenwald: Senate Democrats Use The Jim Crow Filibuster To Protect The Kremlin

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via,

Speaking at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in May, 2020, former President Barack Obama called for the elimination of the Senate filibuster, which he maligned as “another Jim Crow relic.” During his four years in the Senate, Obama himself used that Jim Crow relic on two dozen occasions to block the Republican majority from bringing various bills to a floor vote.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris speak to the American people about constitutional voting rights in Atlanta, GA, on January, 11, 2022 United States. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

In 2005, Obama’s second year in the Senate, Republicans — furious that Senate Democrats were using the filibuster to block President Bush’s judicial appointments — proposed the “nuclear option” to eliminate the 60-vote requirement for judicial appointments.

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