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Sen. Harkin - White House Killed Filibuster Reform

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Uploaded on Jan 27, 2011

Cenk Uygur speaks with Senator Tom Harkin about fighting against the Republicans attempting to repeal health care reform and fighting against President Obama if he comes out in support of cutting social security benefits.

Cenk Uygur: Real quick, the Democrats didn't they have enough votes in the beginning of the session to do it on their own? What happened? Who'd you lose? 

Sen. Tom Harkin: Why couldn't the Democrats hold it together then? Well, why couldn't the Democrats hold it together? Because we didn't have the White House on our side. We couldn't get the people together to understand that we won't be able to get our programs enacted unless we have a change in these rules. You know what it is, Cenk more than anything else. People are afraid of a majority vote. I'm not afraid of a majority vote, I'm not afraid of that.

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