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WTH is going on with the filibuster? Why Democrats’ threat to abolish the legislative filibuster is a danger to American democracy
Episode 6922nd September 2020 • What the Hell Is Going On • AEI Podcasts
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After supporting and using the filibuster for years, Joe Biden announced in July that, if elected president, he would support eliminating the legislative maneuver. As more Senate Democrats come out in support of abolishing the filibuster, what could this mean for American democracy?

Martin Gold joined Dany and Marc to discuss the history of the filibuster and the implications of its elimination. He explains how, without the filibuster, one party’s control of the House, Senate, and White House would enable it to make lasting and unprecedented changes to the fundamental structure of American checks and balances.

Martin B. Gold is a partner with Capitol Counsel, LLC. With over 40 years of legislative and private practice experience, he is a recognized authority and author on matters of congressional rules and parliamentary strategies, and US policy in Asia. 

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