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Warren on yesterday's Senate abortion vote: The minority shouldn't be able to block the majority

The vote was 49/51. The majority blocked the minority.

Even if Democrats had nuked the filibuster beforehand, they would have lost the vote.

But I suppose it was inevitable that progressives would arrive at the view that their position is intrinsically the majority position, whatever the Senate roll call or the polls might say.

.@SenWarren: “I believe in democracy, and I don’t believe the minority should have the ability to block things that the majority wants to do. That’s not in the Constitution. […] It’s time to get rid of the filibuster.” https://t.co/2tBTIfvv2q pic.twitter.com/UwZuKxrotg

— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2022

If you want to be charitable to Warren, you might assume that she’s making a point here about Senate representation. She knows that a majority of senators opposed yesterday’s bill, but pro-choice Senate Democrats represent a larger share of the population than pro-life Senate Republicans (plus Joe Manchin)

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