Rubio: Schumer ‘Playing to Political Base’ Trying to End Filibuster

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Friday that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was making a ”play” to his political base, and attempting not to face a primary challenge by pushing an end to the filibuster in the Senate.

”I think Chuck Schumer is afraid to get primaried in New York,” Rubio told SiriusXM host Megyn Kelly on her show Friday, adding that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., ”has not ruled out running for Senate against him.”

Schumer has been pushing the Senate to eliminate the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to end and move legislation forward, to pass Democrats’ high-priority bills on voting reform and gun control.

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