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Democrats renew calls to end the filibuster after McConnell said he's '100%' focused on stopping Biden

Added 05-07-21 01:14:02am EST - “"Anyone expecting a return to some bygone era of bipartisanship isn't acknowledging the reality that we are in," Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla said.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Democrats renew calls to end the filibuster after McConnell said he's '100%' focused on stopping Biden”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his entire focus is on stopping President Joe Biden's administration, Democratic lawmakers renewed calls to end the filibuster.

Speaking of the GOP, McConnell told reporters outside his Kentucky home on Wednesday that "100% of our focus is on stopping this new administration," NBC News reported.

"We're confronted with severe challenges from a new administration, and a narrow majority of Democrats in the House and a 50-50 Senate to turn America into a socialist country, and that's 100% of my focus," he said.

Democratic members of Congress seized on the remarks as evidence that bipartisanship was not possible and stressed the necessity of ending the filibuster, a rule that requires a 60-vote super-majority to pass legislation in the 100-person Senate.

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