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Udall writes Daily Kos diary on filibuster bid
“…In the past year I have witnessed an assembly that seems more dysfunctional than deliberative — where partisan rancor and the Senate’s own incapacitating rules often prevent us from conducting our business,” Udall wrote. “Many of my colleagues and I were elected to the sound of a call for change.”
Udall calls this the “Constitutional Option,” citing Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution.
In addition, he quoted the late Senator Ted Kennedy, who said 35 years ago, “the notion that a filibuster can be used to defeat an attempt to change the filibuster rule cannot withstand analysis. It would impose an unconstitutional prior restraint on the parliamentary procedure in the Senate. It would turn Rule XXII into a Catch XXII.”
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