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.