Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) just gave an epic speech on the Senate floor to push back against the breaking of the filibuster.
It was epic because the speech was not his own.
It was the exact speech that Senator Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave about two decades ago to challenge the nuclear option when Republicans wanted to break the filibuster.
Cotton did what I have been suggesting someone do for ages… throw their own words back in their face.
Personally, I believe that breaking the filibuster is short-sighted and an utterly idiotic move.
It also goes against everything our Framers and Founders had in mind when they established this country.
This was Cotton dropping the speech on the Senate floor…
🚨 BREAKING: Chuck Schumer* speaks on the Senate floor in defense of the filibuster.
*Senator Cotton’s speech consisted entirely of Senator Schumer’s past statements. pic.twitter.com/zGfbpr7G5t
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) January 12, 2022
That speech was given in 2003, but there is another big speech that Cotton could have easily borrowed from.
That would be Joe Biden’s 2005 filibuster speech.
At the time, Biden stated, “I think it may be one of the most important speeches for historical purposes that I will have given in the 32 years since I have been in the Senate.
“At its core, the filibuster is not about stopping a nominee or a bill — it’s about compromise and moderation.”
That is exactly what Joe Biden said he would be able to promote if elected, yet he cannot even get his entire party behind this radical legislation.
Cotton’s speech will go down as one of the most epic trolls of Schumer that we have ever seen.
What did you think of Senator Cotton stealing Schumer’s words to make his case for breaking the filibuster?
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