Harry Who? Todd Accuses McConnell of Filibuster Hypocrisy

Alex Christy | January 19, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] If you watched Wednesday's installment of MTP Daily, you would think that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid never got rid of the filibuster for lower court judicial nominees as host Chuck Todd accused Sen. Mitch McConnell of hypocritically getting rid of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees while decrying Democratic attempts to eliminate the legislative filibuster. 

Addressing Capitol Hill correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell, a flustered Todd wondered how Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema can justify their decisions to not get rid of the filibuster, "I got to ask one more question, though, about this. Senator McConnell already changed the filibuster rules, right, to, for, for Supreme Court justices. So, I, you know, part of this is always, you know, either, how is it that, that Sinema and Manchin think that 'oh, we’re, we can't get rid of something we've had here for years' when actually they keep moving the line all the time, right?"  

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