make them filibuster

Frank Lautenberg: Make Them Filibuster

This just in from Ryan Grim, at the Huffington Post:

The Democratic senator from New Jersey announced Wednesday that he would introduce the “Mr. Smith Bill,” which would specifically require the minority to talk out a filibuster, a la Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Once debate ends and no senator requests the …

Robert Byrd: Make Them Filibuster

How could I have missed this? The ultimate master of Senate procedure is now arguing the case:

“Senators are obliged to exercise their best judgment when invoking their right to extended debate,” Byrd said. ” They should also be obliged to actually filibuster — that is, go to the floor and talk, instead of finding less strenuous …