Larry Klayman: Elimination of Filibuster Should Be Permanent
By Wanda Carruthers
April 9, 2017
The Senate should eliminate the 60-vote rule, thereby doing away with the filibuster and making it a permanent order of business to require a simple majority vote on matters before that body, Larry Klayman, former federal prosecutor and founder of Freedom Watch, told Newsmax TV Friday.
Republican senators changed the rules on Friday, allowing for a simple majority vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's pick, to the Supreme Court. Democrats had threatened to filibuster the vote. Gorsuch was swiftly confirmed and will be sworn in Monday.