The ongoing debate over the filibuster reform was the focus of the political news this week. Tare and EUGENE Review of Biden’s response to the filibuster’s elimination during its first official press conference on Thursday. They also discuss why the filibuster is the only way Democrats can pass gun control and voting rights laws.
Check out all of the individual clips that Eugene and Tara cover in this week’s edition of Playback:
1. Biden believes the filibuster is a relic of the Jim Crow era
During his first official meeting with reporters, Biden gave vague responses to reduce the number of votes to 51 to pass laws through the Senate. When asked if he would agree with President Barack Obama’s assessment that the rule was a relic of the Jim Crow era, he agreed.