Senate Will Try Again to Break Democrat Filibuster of Homeland Security Funding Bill
‘Now is the time for Democrats of good conscience to vote with us to break their party’s filibuster of Homeland Security funding and help us protect American democracy.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of the DHS funding bill:
“Yesterday, Democrats voted once again to protect politicians by blocking Homeland Security funding.
“I don’t understand why they’d want to block the Senate from even debating a bill to fund Homeland Security.
“It just doesn’t make sense.
“You’d think Democrats would at least want to give the Senate an opportunity to make improvements to the bill, if it needs them.
“Why would Democrats want to stand tall for the ability of politicians to do things President Obama himself has described as ‘unwise and unfair’?
“Why would Democrats go to the mat to protect the political class from the consequences of overreach President Obama has referred to as ‘ignoring the law’?
“Well, here’s the good news. There’s a way forward. There’s a way to end this Democrat filibuster.
“All it requires is a little common sense and a little Democrat courage.
“Remember: Several Democrats previously indicated unease with the idea of politicians overreaching in ways President Obama has seemed to imply would ‘violate the law.’
“So now is the time to back those words up.
“Now is the time for Democrats of good conscience to vote with us to break their party’s filibuster of Homeland Security funding and help us protect American democracy.”
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