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After Voting to Keep the Filibuster in Place in the US Senate, Arizona Democrats Censor Senator Sinema in Her Home State

Added 01-23-22 09:41:01am EST - “Finally, a Democrat votes against something that will further destroy the country, and as a result, she gets censored by her own party. The filibuster has been a part of the policy in Congress in Washington DC for more than a century…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “After Voting to Keep the Filibuster in Place in the US Senate, Arizona Democrats Censor Senator Sinema in Her Home State”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The term filibuster originated from the 18th-century word “flibustier,” which referred to pirates who pillaged the Spanish colonies in the West Indies, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. By the mid-1800s the term had evolved to filibuster and taken on political meaning, describing the process by which long-winded senators hold the legislative body hostage by their verbiage.

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Actor James Stewart made the filibuster famous in the 1939 film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In the movie, Stewart plays a young senator who talks for nearly 24 hours to delay a vote on a corrupt public works bill.

A real-life senator, South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, topped Stewart’s character’s performance in 1957. Sen. Thurmond armed himself with throat lozenges and malted milk balls and spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes to stall passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. As part of his extended performance, the then 55-year-old senator read the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Criminal Code and the voting laws of 48 states.

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