NY Times editorial board calls for nuking the filibuster in op-ed proclaiming 'every day is Jan. 6'

Every Day is Jan. 6 Nou,” the Timesheadline read. Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riots and liberal media networks have been advertising wall-to-wall coverage of the marker.

The editors argue that while many Americans have moved on from last year’s Capitol riots, the threat to democracy is still very real as the riotersgoals still live on in the efforts of Republican lawmakers. Particularly, the Times wrote, when it comes to Republicanssupposed attempts to undermine voting rights.

The GOP’s mission, the editors said, is “a bloodless, legalized form that no police officer can arrest and that no prosecutor can try in court.

“Kortom, the Republic faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of democracy and has shown that it is willing to use violence to achieve its ends,” the editors wrote. “No self-governing society can survive such a threat by denying that it exists. Eerder, survival depends on looking back and forward at the same time.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting to change the filibuster rule, at the Capitol in Washington, Dinsdag, Maart 16, 2021. (AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting to change the filibuster rule, at the Capitol in Washington, Dinsdag, Maart 16, 2021. (AP Foto / J. Scott Applewhite)

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