UPDATED 8:23 AM PT – Friday, January 7, 2022
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said hypocrisy on the left is on full display as they push to cancel the filibuster. He slammed Democrats for opposing its elimination when Republicans were in control of Congress, but pushing for it now.
In a statement on Wednesday, the senator from South Dakota pointed out Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) previously said killing the filibuster would be a mistake.
In 2005, Democrat Chuck Schumer said eliminating the filibuster would “be a doomsday for Democracy.” pic.twitter.com/SInO8p9bSd
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Schumer is now calling to eliminate the filibuster to jam through the so-called voting rights bill by a simple majority. Republican senators have said the Democrat-backed H.R.1 bill would federalize U.S. elections and enable universal mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting and other practices.
Thune said Democrats want to change the rules to get their way. He warned rewriting the rules of the Senate would have dire consequences.
— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) January 4, 2022
Thune suggested Democrats should end the political games and get back to working with Republicans on issues that are relevant to Americans.