Early Morning Swim: Chris Hayes on Republican Filibusters of DISCLOSE Act, Unemployment Insurance
Can we kill the filibuster yet?
Democrats saw an opportunity to use the debate Tuesday to tie the GOP to corporate interests. That has emerged as a key election-year line of attack. “Make no mistake: With today’s vote, we’re picking sides,” Schumer said on the floor.
Republicans, in turn, said the bill was a politically motivated attempt to curb free-speech rights.
“This bill is about protecting incumbent Democrats from criticism ahead of this November’s elections,” said Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “It’s a transparent attempt to rig the fall elections.”
Yeah, that’s not Orwellian or anything.