Democrats have suddenly decided that the filibuster is racist, despite the fact that they used it over 300 times last year.
The truth is that they know the filibuster is keeping them from passing their far left agenda.
Just last spring, Democrats used the filibuster to defeat a police reform bill advanced by Senator Tim Scott.
Scott appeared on FOX News this weekend and slammed the Democrats for their hypocrisy.
From FOX News:
Tim Scott blasts Biden, Democrats for filibuster flip-flop: They cry ‘racist whenever they want to scare you’
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., ripped President Biden and congressional Democrats Friday for changing their view of the Senate filibuster rule, telling “Fox News Primetime” that they are invoking racism in order to scare Republicans.
Scott told host Brian Kilmeade it was both “frustrating and irritating” to see Democrats use the filibuster last year to block a police reform bill he proposed and claimed would have disproportionately helped the Black community.
“Here’s what we know about the Democrats,” Scott said. “They were for the filibuster before they were against the filibuster. I keep asking myself, ‘Will the real Chuck Schumer please stand up?’ Is it the one who was for the filibuster or is it the new one who is now against filibuster?”
Scott added that Democrats “use the word ‘racist’ whenever they are trying to scare people into their corner. It has nothing to do with race. But they don’t care. Winning at all costs means losing at some point.”
See the video below:
Will the real Chuck Schumer please stand up? pic.twitter.com/k6ipFj1rer
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 27, 2021
Scott has been making similar points on Twitter:
President Obama & President Biden both vigorously defended the filibuster in 2005. The reason for Democrats’ change of heart is painfully transparent: Silencing the voice of the minority is the only way they can pass their radical agenda. https://t.co/HimYXfft3Z
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 26, 2021
The Democrats’ assault on the filibuster is wrong.
It’s the perfect example of the “woke Left” shutting down any debate to push through their radical agenda.
A system too fragile to entertain divergent points of view is doomed to fail.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 25, 2021
Democrats just want more power. That’s what this is all about.