John Boehner threatens to kill Democratic bills if Filibuster “reform” passes. #tcot #tlot #resist44

John Boehner: Filibuster Reform ‘Designed To Marginalize Senate Republicans’ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/john-boehner-filibustern2215654.html …..”

Speaker John Boehner joined fellow Republicans in the Senate on Thursday in their battle to stop Democrats controlling that chamber from curbing filibusters, threatening to ignore bills the Senate sends him if Democrats have abused GOP senators’ rights to slow consideration of legislation. The threat by Boehner, R-Ohio, represents an unusual escalation across the Capitol building of a bitter partisan fight that has been brewing in the Senate for weeks. It also underscores a Republican effort to retain as much power as they can next year, when Democrats will control the White House and Senate and Republicans will lead only the House. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has said that on the first day of the new Congress in January, he may take the unusual step of using a simple majority vote to limit filibusters. Usually it takes a two-thirds vote to change Senate rules. A simple majority would mean Democrats could change the filibuster rules without GOP support, and the threat has infuriated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., and other Republicans. Democrats will control the new Senate 55-45, including one Democratic-leaning independent. Boehner said that Reid’s threat “is clearly designed to marginalize Senate Republicans and their constituents while greasing the skids for controversial, partisan measures.” He added, “Any bill that reaches a Republican-led House based on Senate Democrats’ heavy-handed power play would be dead on arrival

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