Biden said that he first became a senator 120 years ago when he was asked a question about the filibuster, according to Fox News.
Biden was asked a question about the filibuster.
Biden gave a response no one quite expected.
He said hop would like to see the filibuster go back to the way it was “120 years ago.”
BIDEN: “I believe we should go back to a position of a filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago.”pic.twitter.com/7X7VKDkLcn
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
“I believe we should go back to a position of a filibuster that existed just when I came to the United States Senate 120 years ago.
“Almost Joe. 48 years and nothing to show for it,” said Boebert.
“When I came to the Senate 120 years ago…”
Almost Joe. 48 years and nothing to show for it.#BidenPressConference
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 25, 2021
Tim Young said, “Wait so you’re telling me that Joe Biden WASN’T in the Senate 120 years ago?”
Wait so you're telling me that Joe Biden WASN'T in the Senate 120 years ago?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 25, 2021
President Biden just said he came to the Senate 120 years ago.
In fairness to him, it sure does feel that way.
— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) March 25, 2021
More from Fox News:
Regardless, Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history, clocking in at 78 years old when first taking office in January.
Biden said Thursday he “strongly support[s]” reforming the silent filibuster to a “talking” filibuster, where senators who want to block legislation would have to hold the floor by talking endlessly.
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He cited statistics that there were just 58 motions to break a filibuster from 1917 to 1971, but said just last year there were “five times that many.”
The filibuster continues to be a topic of discussion as Senate Democrats eye ending the centuries-old practice.