[See NewsBusters for more.] The midterm elections may still be well over a year away, but MSNBC Live host Hallie Jackson is already inviting far-left Senate candidates on to her show to advocate for eliminating the filibuster in order to pursue progressive priorities. On Monday, Jackson welcomed Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman who is aiming to replace retiring Republican Pat Toomey.
After some initial talk about Donald Trump, last year's election, and impeachment, the two moved on to issues that might be relevant in 2022. Jackson offered that the filibuster prohibits Democrats from enacting their agenda and wondered whether Fetterman would support its repeal, "Let me start to get things through there is a discussion among some Democratic senators that you need to basically end the filibuster, which is sort of the long way of saying that 60 vote threshold to get things done. There's not unanimous agreement in your party in the Senate on what should happen. Do you agree? Would you support ending the filibuster if you are in the Senate?"