House Dem: Filibuster Threatens National Security

Representative Henry ("Hank") Johnson (D-Ga.) expresses his concern for national security that is at risk thanks to the filibuster rule.

After Common Cause filed a lawsuit in a D.C. District Court challenging the filibuster’s legality, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) argued that the filibuster threatens national security.

“We put our national security at stake because we have people who have been nominated for  key positions that the Senate, for one reason or another, can’t act upon because of the super majority vote procedural rule,” said Johnson.

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