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Dem Sen Coons: I ‘Regret’ That We Changed Rules So Filibuster Can’t Be ‘Speed Bump’ on Nominees

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) stated that he regretted Democratic rule changes regarding filibusters on nominees “because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees.”

Coons said that thanks to rule changes Democrats made, “The filibuster no longer acts as an emergency break on the nomination –.”

When asked if he regretted that rule change, Coons answered, “I do regret that. I frankly, think many of us will regret that in this Congress, because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees.”

(h/t WFB)

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