Rashida Tlaib calls filibuster an instrument of racism

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Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defended her view that Filibuster’s defenders were partly motivated by racism on Sunday’s episode of “Nerdshala on HBO,” citing historical examples in which Filibuster’s defences. was used to scuttle legislation that would benefit or protect Black Americans.

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What are they saying: “I don’t support Filibuster. I don’t think I ever have,” Tlaib told Nerdshala’ Jonathan Swann.

  • When pressured by Democrats about using filibusters during the Trump administration, Tlaib acknowledged that it “would have been unfortunate” if they didn’t have filibuster.
  • “Maybe this would have given rise to the movement that needed to be outside Congress to demand accountability, right?” she added.
  • “But I don’t want something to be used over and over again to stop protecting my black neighbors. And that’s when it’s most triggered.”

Bottom-line: Tlaib said that “of course” she would still support getting rid of Filbuster if Republicans withdraw the House and Senate in 2024.

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