Democrats are demanding that the Senate do away with the filibuster.
In 2005, then-Sen. Joe Biden spoke about the filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor and said, "The Senate ought not act rashly by changing its rules to satisfy a strong-willed majority acting in the heat of the moment."
During that same debate, a young senator named Barack Obama said, "If the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse."
What has changed? The Democrats now have a majority. Abracadabra, the majority now believe the filibuster is a relic of a racist past and must be vanquished. Academia and the press are expectedly behind the effort.
Princeton historian Kevin Kruse was quoted as saying, “It’s been a tool used overwhelmingly by racists.”
That's a fascinating observation because during the Trump administration the filibuster was used, almost exclusively, by Senate Democrats over 500 times through cloture votes. Racist indeed.