By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Even as some Senate Democrats push to rewrite the rules governing the filibuster, the chamber's attorneys were in federal court Monday trying to defend the very existence of the filibuster against a legal challenge that says it is an affront to democracy.
"President Obama came to power in 2008 on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment and the promise to change the way Washington works," said Bob Edgar, president of the advocacy group Common Cause. "He has an opportunity now to make good on that promise and through it to advance other items on his agenda."
"The filibuster rule essentially imposes a 60-vote supermajority requirement on every piece of legislation coming to the Senate," said Bob Edgar, a former congressman who is now president of Common Cause, the open-government interest group. "While the Senate has the power to make its own rules, it cannot impose rules that are incompatible with the Constitution."