Where was the Democratic Party when Trump was trying to get rid of Filibuster?


File-On November 6, 2019, President Donald Trump invited Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell to speak in the East Room of the White House during a ceremony talking about his judicial appointment in Washington. I will. Mr. Trump has nominated Justin Walker, a 37-year-old magistrate and former Supreme Court magistrate Brett Kavanaugh's former clerk, to the strong US Court of Appeals in the District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Walker in Kentucky is one of the youngest federal judges in the country. He has a deep connection with McConnell.  (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

In 2019, President Trump and majority leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) at the White House. (The Associated Press)

To the editor: I didn’t know columnist Virginia Hefernan was a supporter of Trump. I remember four years ago when the former president called on the Senate to get rid of filibuster, she wrote to support him. not. (“What happened to Kyrsten Cinema?Opinion, June 4th)

In 2017, 28 Republicans, 32 Democrats, and 1 independent in the Senate Signed a letter in support of filibuster, Citing its importance in promoting bipartisanism. Currently, the only Democrats trying to stand up for the filibuster are Kyrsten Cinema in Arizona and Joe Manchin in West Virginia.

Where are the other Democratic Senators who signed the letter four years ago? Who is in politics here?

Donald Lau, Los Angeles

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To the editor: Cinema is like a child psychologist trying to explain to worried parents why they need to use reasoning rather than stricter methods when dealing with annoyed toddlers. I can hear you.

Cinema also states that in unwavering support for maintaining filibuster, Democrats should try to change the behavior of their colleagues, not the rules. She argues who should change. Is it?

The Senate is not a social sciences institute that has time to experiment with behavior modification. We wish we could modify many of the current senator behaviors, but we don’t have the time to do so.

Democracy, which we have known for over 200 years, is at stake and is on the verge of collapse.

Jacqueline West, Inglewood

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