Rhode Island Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has been in the news (at outlets that would actually cover the story) for membership in all-white club(s).
Whitehouse has also this year expressed a desire to see the filibuster end:
The Economist weighs in: “American democracy looks tired. …The Economist Intelligence Unit, our sister company, puts America 25th in its rankings [of democracies], … One cog at the heart of this creaking engine is the filibuster.” https://t.co/WGdBvEMYWh
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) March 15, 2021
Add all that up and this anniversary is really something special:
One year ago today, Sheldon Whitehouse filibustered Sen. Tim Scott’s JUSTICE Act. https://t.co/0sSUK3qFeH
— John Ashbrook (@JohnAshbrook) June 24, 2021
Wow, there’s a LOT of hypocrisy and irony to unpack on this one-year anniversary!
“Sure, we’d be happy to consider your application to our club, @SenatorTimScott. We just think you’d be happier elsewhere.”
— Steve Maley (@DerekBarge) June 24, 2021
Scott must not of been a club member. https://t.co/Zvn2RP9xF2
— Harvey Casady (@harvey_casady) June 24, 2021
Membership has its privileges.
— William Lichtenstein (@WilliamLichten1) June 24, 2021
He won't be invited to the club, either? https://t.co/fPQqFNEAXR
— Jerry Bohl, Jr. (@jr_bohl) June 24, 2021
hypocrites. all of them https://t.co/RaftkbspmY
— Mr Neoliberal (@MrNeoliberal) June 24, 2021
Wow, so Democrats used the Jim Crow filibuster last year to block a Black senator's police reform act.
Sounds about right. https://t.co/NiH9azciqP
— Steven Thomas (@SpotsyHoya) June 24, 2021
It sure does, and it’s nice for the Dems that the mainstream media are in their pocket or more people would know about it.