Biden Opposes Abolishing Filibuster, Warns It Would Throw Congress ‘Into Chaos’

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday pushed back against calls to abolish the Senate filibuster, a rule that requires a 60-vote supermajority to pass most legislation, saying that getting rid of the long-standing procedure would cast “Congress into chaos” and paralyze its work. Biden made the remarks during a televised town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 21, responding to an attendee who suggested it was “logical to get rid of the filibuster so we can protect our democracy and secure the right to vote,” referring to last month’s defeat, by filibuster, of a Democrat voting bill Republicans denounced as a partisan power grab. The president responded by reiterating his support for the “For the People Act,” which he and congressional Democrats have said is needed in the face of Republican actions in a number of states to adopt election integrity measures, such as stricter voter ID laws, which opponents have labeled as efforts …

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