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Opinion | What Sen. Jeff Merkley thinks you need to know about the Senate filibuster


The filibuster is a widely debated Senate rule between Republicans and Democrats. In the latest episode of Punchlines: Drawn Out, Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist Matt Wuerker gets the perspective of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on the filibuster and why he wants to get rid of the rule. Although Sen. Merkley wants to abolish the rule, other Senate Democrats, such as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Senate Republicans want to keep the filibuster in play. Matt draws out why Merkley believes the filibuster is “a tool of partisan warfare” and what options could take its place.

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