Schumer Vows ‘Fight Is Not Over’ on Senate’s Filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., promised Monday to push to change Senate filibuster rules in order to pass the Democrats’ voting legislation.

Speaking at a National Action Network event, Schumer said he and other Democrats would move forward, even though changing the filibuster rule will be a “tough fight.”

“I’m going to down to Washington, and we are going to debate voting rights,” Schumer said. “We are going to debate it, and, in the Senate, you know we need 60 votes to break a Republican filibuster … but since we only have 50 Democrats in our razor-thin majority, the only path forward on this important issue is to change the rules to bypass the filibuster.”

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