The ongoing debate over filibuster reform took center stage in political news this week. TARA and EUGENE look back at Biden’s response over eliminating the filibuster during his first official press conference on Thursday. They also discuss why the filibuster is the only way Democrats can pass legislation on gun control and voting rights.
Watch all the individual clips that Eugene and Tara get into in this week’s edition of Playback:
1. Biden thinks the filibuster is a relic of the Jim Crow era
During his first official exchange with reporters, Biden gave vague answers on lowering the number of votes to 51 to pass legislation through the Senate. But when asked if he agreed with President Barack Obama’s assessment that rule was a relic of the Jim Crow era, he agreed.