Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is so determined to keep power in the upper chamber that he’s now threatening to sabotage the Senate entirely if Democrats ever kill the filibuster.

The filibuster requires that 60 senators approve of most bills, which means key civil rights, voting, climate change, and other legislation would be impossible to pass. McConnell had demanded that Democrats guarantee that the filibuster would remain intact, but he backed down on that demand after two Democrats, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) turned traitor in opposition to ending it.

On Tuesday, McConnell doubled down on protecting the filibuster, this time by threatening to sabotage the Senate by preventing a quorum. A quorum is a required number of senators that must be present in the chamber for proceedings to be valid.

He even bragged about making the threat on Twitter and repeated his attack on Democrats.

Of course, McConnell had no problem killing the filibuster to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in eight days after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last year just before the election.

That makes him quite the hypocrite.

Needless to say, Democrats and other Twitter users slammed Mitch and his duplicity.

McConnell’s threat to deny Democrats a quorum is really an empty one since the Senate sergeant-at-arms can be sent to arrest members who fail to show up and drag them back to the chamber. But it’s most certainly telling of just how desperate McConnell is to hold onto power, which he can only do with the filibuster. Democrats have nothing to lose and everything to gain by killing the filibuster. A simple majority vote would get things done and then the American people can decide in 2022 if they agree with what Democrats did. Not killing the filibuster would all but guarantee that nothing gets done, and Democrats will be blamed since they have the majority.

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