Senator Murphy on abolishing the filibuster, a Senate tool he has famously employed
One of the most heated debates happening on Capitol Hill right now is whether Democrats should push to eliminate the Senate filibuster in order to overcome Republican opposition to their legislative agenda. Bremmer posed this question to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, a man who famously launched a 15-hour long filibuster of his own on gun control in 2016.
"I would certainly support reforming it, allowing for more measures to be passed by 50 vote majorities rather than 60 vote majorities," Murphy told Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. "Maybe that's a first step before we eliminate it entirely." The hedged reply by Senator Murphy indicates that eliminating the procedural rule may be harder than many progressives may have hoped. This episode of GZERO World also features an interview with Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace.