Warren to escalate call for Democrats to end 60-vote rule

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(AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is escalating her call for Democrats to end the 60-vote requirement for many major bills to clear the Senate if her party wins the White House and Republicans try to block their agenda.

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is set to speak Friday at the National Action Network convention in New York. According to her prepared remarks, she will say that “the filibuster was used as a tool to block progress on racial justice.”

Warren will say that Democrats should “be bold and clear” if they take back the presidency, invoking Republican obstruction of former President Barack Obama’s agenda and adding that if Republicans place “small-minded partisanship ahead of solving the massive problems facing this country, then we should get rid of the filibuster.”

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