Posted on December 14, 2022

Rashida Tlaib: Filibuster a ‘Kill Switch That Perpetuates White Supremacy’

Hannah Bleau, Breitbart, December 13, 2022

The filibuster is a kill switch that “perpetuates white supremacy,” radical far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said Monday, calling for its abolishment.

Characterizing the filibuster as a conduit for racism is a popular talking point among members of the radical left. On Monday, Tlaib renewed her position.

“The filibuster is a kill switch that perpetuates white supremacy. It has a long history of being used to block civil rights legislation. It is still used to block economic and racial justice. Abolish it,” she wrote:

This is hardly a new position, as Democrats have long used these tactics in attempts to call for the end of the filibuster. In March 2021, for instance, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) described the filibuster as something that is upholding and protecting white supremacy. She also included Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and private prisons on the list:


However, she was not alone, as Democrat calls to end the filibuster piled up.

“The filibuster is still making a mockery of American democracy,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said at the time. “The filibuster is still being misused by some senators to block legislation urgently needed and supported by a strong majority of the American people.”

Ironically, however, Democrats used the so-called Jim Crow relic 327 times in 2020, for example, when Republicans used it once: