Control of the United States Senate is up for grabs next November.
The Senate is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats.
And now Chuck Schumer is about to lose his job because of this unexpected announcement.
Joe Biden and his Democrat allies in Congress are trying to ram the most radical agenda in American history through Congress.
Republicans need to win a net of just one seat in the Senate and six seats in the House to reclaim the majorities.
But in order to jam through a blanket amnesty for at least 11,000,000 illegal aliens, ban so-called “assault weapons” and create a national gun registration database, undermine religious liberty and impose a Marxist Green New Deal, it will require 60 votes in the Senate.
Democrats know their majorities are fragile and may not last pass the next election so many on the left are pushing Senate Democrats to go nuclear and eliminate the filibuster on a party line vote with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the 50-50 tie.
But for that to happen, the Democrats need a united caucus.
And Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema emailed her constituents telling them she would not vote to eliminate the filibuster.
“I have long said I oppose eliminating the filibuster for votes on legislation. Retaining the legislative filibuster is not meant to impede the things we want to get done. Rather, it’s meant to protect what the Senate was meant to be,” Sinema wrote.
For all the talk in the Democrat media of Arizona shifting blue, Sinema’s statement made it clear that in her judgment, Arizona is still a state that leans center right.
“I believe the Senate has a responsibility to put politics aside and fully consider, debate, and reach compromise on legislative issues that will affect all Americans. Therefore, I support the 60-vote threshold for all Senate actions. Debate on bills should be bipartisan process that takes into account the views of all Americans, not just those of one political party,” Sinema added.
Sinema declaring her opposition to eliminating the filibuster makes life more difficult for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
This past summer at former Congressman John Lewis’ funeral, former President Barack Obama declared the filibuster was racist and a relic of Jim Crow.
If Schumer does not muscle through a Senate rule change to eliminate the 60-vote threshold to end debate on legislation,it could increase the calls for New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to mount a primary challenge to Schumer in 2022.
And if Schumer does not deliver on a socialist agenda because he sticks by the Senate rules it could create an opening for Ocasio-Cortez to break through if she challenged Schumer.
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