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Get rid of Filibuster Rule otherwise eight Democrats will control the Senate: Donald Trump

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 August 2017, 17:47 IST

US President Donald Trump has once again called for Senate Republicans to get rid of the legislative filibuster of requiring 60 vote for a Bill and move towards passing legislation with a 51-vote majority.

"If Senate Republicans don't get rid of the Filibuster Rule and go to a 51% majority, few bills will be passed. 8 Dems control the Senate! (sic)" Trump tweeted Friday morning.

The US President has been pressing Republicans to nix the filibuster for months and even spoke to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) to get rid of the option and secure Republicans' ability to pass their agenda.
Trump has said "We have to get rid of the filibuster rule. Right now, we need 60 votes and we have 52 Republicans. That means that eight Democrats are controlling all of this legislation. We have over 200 bills."

Few, if any, administrations have done more in just seven months than the Trump A. Bills passed, regulations killed, border, military, ISIS, SC!

Last month, Trump specifically called out McConnell and pushed the GOP leader to end the filibuster and move toward passing legislation with a 51-vote majority.

Trump started criticising the filibuster rule after the healthcare debate. Republicans didn't need 60 votes on that bill because ObamaCare repeal was moving under special budgetary rules. But the GOP couldn't win 50 votes on its repeal effort.

Kelly, a retired general, took over for former Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus who was ousted earlier this summer.

-ANI

First published: 25 August 2017, 17:47 IST
 
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