Connect with us

SIRI WHO IS STROM THURMOND?

Internet Rises Up to Slam Mitch McConnell for Claiming Filibuster ‘Has No Racial History at All’

Published

on

As more and more Democrats embrace reforming or eliminating the Senate filibuster Republicans are pushing back hard. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last week threatened to go “scorched earth” against Democrats if they kill the filibuster. He was asked Tuesday about the device, which was used repeatedly in the Jim Crow era to block civil rights legislation.

The filibuster, McConnell told reporters, has “no racial history at all. None. There’s no dispute among historians about that.”

The 79-year old who has been the Republican Senator from Kentucky since 1985 is wrong โ€“ and many took to social media to explain just how wrong he is.

Adam Jentleson, the former deputy chief of staff to former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid wrote a book on the Senate and the filibuster. He supports killing it.

Here’s what others have to say:

 

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment
 
 

Enjoy this piece?

โ€ฆ then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.

NCRM is independent. You wonโ€™t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Trending

Copyright ยฉ 2020 AlterNet Media.