WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) spoke today during a press conference on Majority Leader Schumer’s threats to change the rules of the Senate and eliminate the filibuster.
“The filibuster protects the minority – whether Republican or Democrat, rural or urban, or an unusual idea – and the ability for a member of the Senate to speak on behalf of his or her constituents and advocate for their views,” said Sen. Moran. “It allows every Senator to have the opportunity to garner more information, to seek out the sponsors of a bill, to have a conversation, and to pull people together before we decide to proceed on legislation. But the filibuster does more than that - it forces us to work together.
“Freedoms and liberties are protected by process – by the Constitution and by the 60-vote rule in the United States Senate,” continued Sen. Moran. “In the circumstance that those are eroded, the personal freedoms of Kansans and all Americans will disappear.”
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