John Thune on Filibuster: GOP Will Keep If It Takes Senate in 2022

Amid Senate Democrats’ assault on the filibuster, Senate Minority Whip John Thune told Fox News Wednesday that Republicans will keep the 60-vote threshold that applies to most bills, if the GOP gains a majority in the chamber in the 2022 midterms.

“If we get the majority back, absolutely we’re going to preserve the legislative filibuster, as hard as it will be,” the South Dakota Republican said in an interview with Fox News Digital. “For anything to be really enduring around here needs to be done in a bipartisan way with at least some level of cooperation from the other side. And that’s the essence of the Senate.

“We understand that majorities flip,” he said. “You may be in the majority today, but someday you’re going to be in the minority.”

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