A+ for trolling, Mr. Cotton. A+.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) figured why write a new speech defending the filibuster when I can just read Chuck Schumer’s old one —and that’s exactly what he did.
Cotton read Schumer’s 2005 speech, nearly word for word, including:
“The bottom line is very simple: the ideologues in the Senate want to turn what the Founding Fathers called the cooling saucer of democracy into the rubber stamp of dictatorship. … They want to make this country into a banana republic where if you don’t get your way, you change the rules! Are we going to let them? It will be a doomsday for democracy if we do.”