Senator Cornyn

On Fox, Cornyn Discusses Democrats Joining Republicans to Save the Filibuster

January 13, 2022

That's what the filibuster does. It requires us to work together.

WASHINGTON – Today on Fox News’ America Reports, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Democrat Senators joining Republicans to preserve the filibuster, President Biden’s speech in Atlanta, and Leader McConnell’s work with President Trump. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

On Sen. Sinema’s Announcement She Supports Preserving the Filibuster:

 “Well, none of this should be a surprise. This is what Senator Sinema, Senator Manchin have said all along. And other unnamed senators who have not wanted to be sort of the spear-catcher on this have remained quiet but silently, or at least confidentially, communicated their concerns.”

 “That’s what the filibuster does. It requires us to work together.”

 On President Biden’s Speech in Atlanta:

 “It was unbecoming of a President, and I think it was sign of the desperation that they’re feeling.”

 “I think they are worried – and they should be worried – that this presidency, this Administration, has been by and large unsuccessful in doing anything constructive.”

 On Leader McConnell and President Trump:

 “I support Mitch McConnell. I think he’s been a good Leader, but the Republican Party is a big enough party for people of different views. “

 “We did a lot of good working together: 230 federal judges, we passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, had the best economy in my lifetime before COVID-19 hit. And we can do that again by finding things where we can work together.”