Johnson Discusses Possible Tax Hikes, Importance of Filibuster
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo Monday to discuss the possibility of President Biden raising taxes and the importance of the Senate maintaining a 60 vote threshold for most pieces of legislation.
Excerpts are below and video of the interview can be found here.
On Joe Manchin Supporting the Senate’s 60-vote threshold
“I hope [Senator Joe Manchin] holds true to his promise, because it would be a disaster to eliminate that 60-vote threshold. And that’s what we are talking about is forcing any kind of massive important piece of legislation that’s not related to the budget, you have to have some kind of bipartisan cooperation, 60 votes. In today’s Senate we’re split 50/50 – that means 10 Republicans signing on. That’s going to force compromise and that’s going to force bipartisanship, but that’s not what President Biden and Democrats are focused on right now.”
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