Clyburn: Biden likely working on changing filibuster rules

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Wednesday that he feels President Joe Biden, his longtime ally, is likely working behind the scenes to push for Senate rule changes so the filibuster can’t be used on legislation pertaining to election law or other constitutional changes. ‘I don’t care if he uses the microphone or the telephone, just do it,’ the South Carolina Democrat said in response to a question from The Associated Press over whether he thought Biden was playing a role, including contacting senators. ‘I think he’s using the telephone,’ the congressman said. Earlier this month, Clyburn told Politico that he felt Biden ‘should endorse’ the idea of creating a carveout to the Senate filibuster for legislation applicable to the Constitution.” [editor’s note: So Biden refuses to do work in areas where he HAS “standing,” but will interfere in the Senate, where he has NONE – SAT] (07/15/21)