Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying her best to break American systems.
The Democratic Congresswoman will do anything to cement her own power.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a shot at destroying America with these four words.
The filibuster serves a useful function, it keeps a slim majority from passing radical legislation that the majority of Americas would not agree with.
In 2020 The Democrats used the filibuster 327 times to stop the Republican majority from passing legislation.
The filibuster merely requires that any piece of legislation gain 60 Senate votes to get to a vote. Both Democrats and Republicans have used it to their advantage in the past.
Getting rid of the filibuster would destabilize America yet that’s what Democrats are attempting to do.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Senate does need the filibuster because it “already amplifies minority power.”
She discussed with host Chuck Todd whether Democrat will be able to get rid of the filibuster.
Todd mentioned that Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has said that she won’t support ending the filibuster because Republicans could undo any changes in legislation when they regain power.
“Is that good enough defense to you for the filibuster?” Todd asked.
“No, I mean, it is essentially an argument of saying well, why do anything at all in case something in our future may change it,” Ocasio-Cortez replied, arguing that Republicans had tried to undo Democratic policies in the past and had failed because they were popular, and stating that “once they are enacted, they are very politically difficult to undo.”
“So I do not believe in the defeatism of saying ‘we will lose in the future and this will automatically mean that anything we do now is going to be reversed so we might as well not do anything now.’” she continued.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that because the Democrats’ Senators represented more people than Republicans it was unfair that there are even 50 Republicans in the Senate.
“Okay, why 60 votes? Why not stop at 70 votes? Why not need 80 votes to pass any legislation?” she asked. “Why defend a 60-vote filibuster when the Senate already amplifies minority power so that the 50 Democratic senators already represent millions and millions and millions more Americans than 50 Republican senators. And so I would argue that 50 Republican senators is already a built in kind of filibuster-esque firewall.”
Ocasio-Cortez appears to be ignorant of the fact that the Senate was specifically designed to be a defense against pure democracy which the Founding Fathers were aware could devolve into mob rule and could become, as James Madison stated, the “tyranny of the majority.”
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