American voters elect and pay senators to go to Washington, D.C., and work on our behalf, not to stand by and see what happens. Too many non-moving clogs are gumming up the business of Democracy. Too little has gotten done because of obstructionism, preventing good bills, bad bills, any bills to be voted on and passed or defeated.
The filibuster is just one more clog gumming up the democratic process from serving American voters. All senators must be allowed to vote on good bills, bad bills, all bills and not held up by one man or one party. That’s democracy. That’s what American voters expect when they send senators to Washington, D.C.
Finally, the Senate is rid of the main obstructionist leader. He’s out and a leader is in who will bring bills to the floor for a democratic vote, but that can’t happen if our senators do nothing to eliminate the filibuster.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, American voters have voted for you, pay you, but now they are left standing by, waiting for you to stand up and speak out against the filibuster and rally other senators to do the same.
Eva Looper Gantala