Hannity warns eliminating filibuster would be ‘single largest power grab’ in US history

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are discussing plans to eliminate the Senate filibuster, which gives the minority party important influence in the passage of legislation.

As Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity told his audience on Tuesday night, the effort should leave all Americans more than a little concerned.

“Now they will just change the rules”

According to Fox, Hannity warned viewers Tuesday that eliminating the filibuster would represent “the single largest power grab in modern American political history,” opening the door to further extreme developments.

Hannity argued that Democrats are fully aware “that the socialist utopia vision that they have” will fail to attract the 60-vote threshold needed to advance bills to President Joe Biden’s desk.

“So now they will just change the rules,” he added. “Now the Democrats are in charge and it must be abolished immediately so they can just pass anything and everything they want and ram it down the country’s throat.”

According to Hannity, the main factor Americans should understand about the Democratic Party is that it is “filled with now the most radical far-left individuals of any major political party in modern history.”

He went on to declare that the party is pursuing “power over everything — over the Constitution, over the Bill of Rights, over the rule of law, over basic fairness and justice” and hopes to usher in “one-party rule…in perpetuity forever and ever,” as Fox reported.

“A completely scorched earth Senate”

The Senate’s official website pays tribute to the filibuster as a symbol of the chamber’s “tradition of unlimited debate,” describing the political tactic as “a loosely defined term for action designed to prolong debate and delay or prevent a vote on a bill, resolution, amendment, or other debatable question.”

As the website explains, the filibuster dates back more than a century to the 1917 decision to adopt “a rule to allow a two-thirds majority to end a filibuster, a procedure known as ‘cloture.'”

Nearly six decades later, “the Senate reduced the number of votes required for cloture from two-thirds (67) to three-fifths (60) of the 100-member Senate,” the website adds.

If Democrats are successful in abolishing the filibuster, debates could be brought to an end by a simple majority vote. Nevertheless, moderates in the party like Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia have both expressed reservations over such a change.

Earlier this week, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a warning across the political aisle regarding the possible implications of removing the filibuster, declaring: “Nobody serving in this chamber can even begin — can even begin to imagine — what a completely scorched earth Senate would look like.”

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    1. “If My people will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways THEN I will HEAR from Heaven and HEAL THEIR LAND.” God is moving folks MOVE WITH HIM!

      1. Amen Dale…so true!….But are we praying as many as possible and hard enough?…That is what it will take to stop this insanity! Where are the patriots in government or??? that can stop all of this or is there a stop to any of it??…Iit may be out time to leave this planet and coming soon…make ready!
        I want to see America saved and people take back this nation in such fervor that ChristianIty returns in a big Revival, but knowing how people are perhaps this is too much of a stretch for humans? I pray- as we have Him in us and we are powerful too!
        PLEASE EVERYONE HERE THAT BELIEVES~~ PRAY FOR AMERICA AND ALL THAT IS HAPPENING AND IF IT DOESN’T WORK;….SEE YOU ALL IN HEAVEN!!!

  1. They want TOTAL CONTROL this move will allow them to have just that! It is nothing that cannot be taken away we must remember! What Satan takes God returns to His People! They are SO EVIL it is difficult to even imagine! Their CRIMES against Humanity are so VERY REAL! Take a GOOD LOOK AT THEM! THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT for America?? REALLY? Chaos at the border, Pelosi stealing right before your eyes a seat that was won by 6 votes that SHE didn’t like the outcome of? Destroy Mount RUSHMORE? Abortions up the ying yang?
    CHINA making the RULES being given our Electric Grid, buying our farmland? Illegals are coming at the rate that hasn’t been seen in 20 years? REALLY? UnAccompanied MINORS that Pelosi is comparing to Founding Fathers? I can’t make this stuff up folks it’s just to INSANE!!

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  3. They are totally insane! Sens. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, should realize their choice could end the Peoples power as we know it. They are looking to take it all away, our rights, our freedom, our history, and our world!!!! Wake Up

  4. Good reason to never vote Democrat again in any position unless and until they wake up and realize they are suppose to be working for us not against us.

  5. THE FILI BUSTER IS THE LAST PIECE OF SANITY AND COMMON SENCE
    LEFT IN THE GOVERNMENT> IF THE DEMOCRATS SUCCEED IN CHANGING
    THAT ONE RULE AMERICA BECOMES A ONE PARTY COUNTRY FOREVER MORE> YOU EXPERIENCED ILLEGAL CHANGING OF RULES TO STEAL THE
    2020 ELECTION AND THE INSANITY THAT HAS BROUGHT. MCCONNEL WOULD HAVE TO RECESS THE SENATE AND I AM NOT SURE WITH A 50/50
    THAT WOULD WORK WITH A RADICAL VICE PRESIDENT HAVING A VOTE
    PRAY DAILY FOR WEST VIRGINIA AND ARIZONA REPRESENTATIVES TO HOLD
    THEIR GROUND THE ALTERNATIVE MAY BRING CIVIL WAR OR SLAVERY

  6. I thought Graham had turned himself around and started to listen to his people and what they wanted, but now he flip flopped back to his Rino personality.

  7. WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) have had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose instead to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

    Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action?

    I strongly urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND a COMPLETE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION into the 2020 ELECTIONS and for the IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

    BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! And they both (BIDEN & HARRIS) have family members putting them both in a CONCLICT of interest position advertising and promoting their businesses and using their VP and POTUS both as an advertising self-interest, self-promoting position and it is ILLEGAL!

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