EDITOR’S COMMENT: What is the Republican establishment leadership waiting for? Or, are McConnell and Boehner simply going to give Obama what he wants, as they have so often done in the recent past. If any vote in congress requires changing the rules on ‘filibuster’, this one is it!
By The New York Post
Whether to approve the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran is the most important question to face Congress in years — yet the president wants to stop the Senate from even debating it.
He’s pushing Democrats to use the filibuster rule to stop the question from making it to the Senate floor — and Minority Leader Harry Reid’s rallying the votes to do it.
Of course, President Obama never wanted Congress to have a say here. But Congress voted itself an oversight role anyway — by 98-1 in the Senate.
Now Reid’s rounding up Democrats to derail the process they helped set up to “ensure the American people — through their elected representatives — a voice on any deal with Iran.”
Solid majorities in each house of Congress oppose the deal — as does an ever-growing majority of the American people, as every poll shows.
Obama’s already done an end-run around the treaty rules. Will Senate Democrats enable even worse — a total mockery of Congress’ role?
It’s time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go nuclear: To do just what Reid threatened when he ran the Senate, and change the rules for the filibuster.
It need only cover this unique case — but McConnell ought to force Democrats to actually filibuster if they want to prevent this vote. (my emphasis)
To stand up on the floor, hour after hour, day after day — making a spectacle of themselves for all the nation, all the world, to see.
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