A political analyst says a victory by conservative senatorial candidate Roy Moore will go a long way to help end the legislative filibuster in the U.S. Senate.
This summer, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) authored a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stating they opposed any effort to end the Democratic filibuster. Twenty-nine Republicans signed on to the letter and McConnell concurred.
Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, the political arm of the American Family Association, tells OneNewsNow that these senators have essentially given Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) undue authority.
“By committing to preserving the filibuster,” Chambers warns, “it basically entrenches the Democratic ideology into public policy and then into legislation in the Senate. And so there is this inability of a Republican majority to pass a conservative agenda. It basically puts Chuck Schumer driving the bus.”
If senatorial candidate Roy Moore wins the special state election on December 12, the pendulum could swing toward conservative control.
Chambers went on to explain that Judge Roy Moore is unwelcome, because when added to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Mike Lee, (R-UT), and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), those four strong senators could stand together and push back on Democratic obstruction made possible through legislative filibuster.