For months now, Democrats have been waging a campaign to do away with the Senate filibuster.
They need to get rid of the filibuster in order to pass their sham voter reform bill because they don’t have enough votes to do it the right way.
That didn’t stop Democrats from using the filibuster this week, however. They suddenly found the filibuster very useful when they wanted to stop a bill from Ted Cruz.
The Blaze reports:
Democrats filibuster Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill, invoking tool ‘overwhelmingly used by racists’
Senate Democrats on Thursday defeated an attempted by Republicans to impose sanctions on businesses tied to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas from Russia to the German coast. They invoked a tool “overwhelmingly used by racists” to do so, according to academics.
The Senate voted 55-44 on legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would have ended the pipeline project, which is supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin and opposed by American allies in Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has called the pipeline “an existential treat to our security,” as Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops on its border with Ukraine and is believed to be preparing to invade. The pipeline would allow Russia to directly export natural gas to Western Europe, allowing energy to flow uninterrupted in the event of war.
His sanctions bill had majority support. Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin (Wisc.), Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.), Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Jacky Rosen (Nev.), and Raphael Warnock (Ga.), along with almost every Republican — Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.y.) being the lone GOP “no” vote — voted in support of Cruz’s bill. But a majority in the United States Senate is not enough to pass bills, thanks to what former President Barack Obama has called a “Jim Crow relic.”
Yes indeed, Senate Democrats invoked the legislative filibuster to block Cruz’s bill from passing. Their use of a filibuster created a 60-vote threshold to pass the Nord Stream 2 sanctions, and the bipartisan majority of senators came up five votes short of passing the bill.
Their hypocrisy is astounding.
To fully understand the hypocrisy and idiocy of today’s Democrat party remember that in the same week that they tried to eliminate the filibuster dems used said filibuster to go soft on Russia and enable them to get a pipeline and $$$. #AmericaLast
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 14, 2022
Democrats using the filibuster to defeat sanctions against RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA while calling the filibuster a Jim Crow relic may be the biggest middle finger to Americans ever.
— Stacey – Gen X – The Sleeper Generation (@ScotsFyre) January 14, 2022
This really epitomizes the Democrat Party’s hypocrisy:
While Schumer and the Democrats race to eliminate the filibuster so they can ram through their partisan electoral power grab, they used those same filibuster margins to protect Russia from sanctions.https://t.co/FZ52tOLseq
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 14, 2022
Another classic case of do as I say, not as I do.