Sen. Alex Padilla: I Am Prepared to Abolish the Filibuster
PADILLA: "So, I sure am. Number one, I want to make sure I’m clear on that. And I think for some of my colleagues that may have been more reticent to eliminate or reform this filibuster, this is yet another example of Republicans. If they’re going to come along with this. they are just being obstructionists. They’re not genuine in saying we got to do this on a bipartisan basis. Because, by the way, all the state legislative measures that are making it harder for people to vote or stay on the rolls are strictly on a partisan basis. So, we need federal action. We need federal action sooner rather than later, because the 2022 midterms are going to be here before you know it."