President Donald Trump followed his Phoenix rally criticisms of GOP leaders Tuesday night with a tweet on Wednesday morning which read, “If Republican Senate doesn't get rid of the Filibuster Rule & go to a simple majority, which the Dems would do, they are just wasting time!”
At the Arizona rally, the president expressed his growing frustration with his stalled out agenda, revisiting his long-standing view that the Senate should change the 60-vote threshold for minority parties and go instead with a “simple majority.”
“I don’t agree with ending the filibuster,” said Matt Welch, editor-at-large at Reason.com, co-author of “The Declaration of Independents,” and guest on today’s “Dana.” “The American system is set up to throw up roadblocks toward politicians who are trying to get stuff done, and I think that’s a good thing.”
“Even if they [Congress] were given what they call a ‘governing majority,’ I’m not even sure then if they would be able to get things done because the factions within the GOP are so deep,” said Dana Loesch.
“The factions are deep,” agreed Welch, “and the cowardice runs even deeper.”