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Letters: Calling the GOP's filibuster bluff

July 14, 2013

Re "Senate Democrats threaten filibuster change," July 12

So, the GOP is threatening to "shut down" the Senate if the filibuster rule is tweaked to allow a simple majority to approve executive branch nominations.

Through their historic abuse of the filibuster, Republicans have already shut down the Senate.

As for their threat to use the rule change against a future Democratic minority: With the Republican Party in a demographic death spiral, when will they ever have a Senate majority again?

Jerry Weil

Seal Beach

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