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Democrats Pause Drive to End Filibuster Long Enough to Use Filibuster to Help Russia Corner Energy Market

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Hypocrite Senate Democrats paused their drive to end the filibuster long enough to use the filibuster to help Russia’s Vladimir Putin corner the natural gas market in Europe last week.

The Democrats used the filibuster to block a bill sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that would have put sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Germany. The bill needed 60 votes to pass, but the Democrats held it to only 55.

Biden had pushed to allow Nord Stream to continue operations after Donald Trump worked to block the Russian energy project. The pipeline would give Putin control of much of the natural gas used by Europe. This is what Democrats are working to facilitate and what Trump wanted to head off.

There is much hypocrisy here.

Donald Trump Jr. had it exactly right on the hypocrisy.

“The Democrats, now they want to eliminate the filibuster. They used it 327 times in 2020. Republicans used it once. Now they want to eliminate it so they can make it easier to cheat in elections. Something they want to do that is frankly voter id, which is popular with the overwhelming majority of Americans,” Trump told Sean Hannity.

“They want to eliminate it. That’s not because of all of the soundbites and on all of the nonsense. It’s because they’ve done such a disastrous job. America is on to their nonsense. They’re not going to let them get away with it again. So again, now they’ve got to change the rules to make it possible for them to win,” he said.

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