While Republicans are likely to take majority control of the House come November, as long as they don’t drop the ball at the last minute, the Senate could prove to be a different story.
If Democrats manage to hold on to the Senate, or Heaven forbid, chalk up an extra seat or two, it’ll be bad news for America, as Vice President Kamala Harris has vowed to end the filibuster rule to allow Democrats to shove abortion legislation down our throats, and likely several voting “rights” bills.
According to the Washington Examiner, the veep made the comments on Saturday during the Democratic National Committee’s summer conference in National Harbor, Md.
The Examiner added: “The vice president focused her speech on highlighting the stakes of the November midterms while taking aim at Republicans for blocking her party’s policy agenda in the speech.”
“Two more seats!”
Harris, who has been eerily quiet over the past few months, made clear that she’s ready to go full bore on the progressive legislative front should Democrats manage to pick up a few upper chamber seats.
“Democrats, with just two more seats in the Senate, we can codify Roe v. Wade, we can put the protections of Roe in law,” she said.
Harris added: “With two more seats in the United States Senate we can pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Two more seats! That’s right, two more seats.”
“Our president has said he will not let the filibuster get in the way.” “With just two more seats in the Senate, we can codify Roe v. Wade” – VP Kamala Harris.
If Dems win two more seats, their ‘abortion on demand throughout the land’ bill and other extreme bills are on deck. https://t.co/DH7IKfBi8C
— Patrick McGuinness (@mcguinnessfortx) September 12, 2022
“And, you know, for me, as vice president, I’m also president of the Senate, and in our first year in office, some historians here may know, I actually broke John Adams’s record of casting the most tie breaking votes in a single term, how about that?” Harris added, apparently attempting to counter the narrative that she’s been nothing less than completely unproductive in almost two years.
“And so that being the case, I cannot wait to cast the deciding vote to break the filibuster on voting rights and reproductive rights. I cannot wait! Fifty-nine days!”
Barely held together
Many Senate Democrats, especially of the progressive types, would love to nix the filibuster rule right now, but Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who is against making that move, knows that if things go south in the midterms and Dems lose a few seats, they’ll wish they still had the rule.
Either way, it’s odd that Harris is just now hitting the campaign trail. Nobody really wants her around because her numbers are often worse than President Biden’s.