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McConnell: Killing Filibuster Means ‘Scorched Earth’ Senate

The following is taken from a March 16 speech by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from the floor of the Senate, in response to calls from Senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster rule. Mr. President, today I’d like to begin with a few quotations: “The legislative filibuster is the most important distinction between the

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