President Handsome Joe Biden has announced that he supports reforming the Senate filibuster:
“Aren’t you going to have to choose between preserving the filibuster, and advancing your agenda?” Stephanopoulos asked Biden in their interview outside Philadelphia.
“Yes, but here’s the choice: I don’t think that you have to eliminate the filibuster, you have to do it what it used to be when I first got to the Senate back in the old days,” Biden said. “You had to stand up and command the floor, you had to keep talking.”
“So you’re for that reform? You’re for bringing back the talking filibuster?” Stephanopulos asked.
“I am. That’s what it was supposed to be,” Biden said.
“It’s getting to the point where, you know, democracy is having a hard time functioning,” Biden told Stephanopoulos.
It’s a start.
They are still going to need to do something to get the Voting Rights Act passed, but the ice is thawing at least.