Protestors stand with signs.

Rev. Liz Theoharis, center left at microphone, co-director of The Poor People's Campaign, speaks outside National City Christian Church in Washington, Monday, April 5, 2021. A coalition of interfaith leaders and activists met in Washington and online to demand an end to the filibuster, calling it an arcane and racist tactic that blocks the passing of moral policies.

Credit: Susan Walsh, AP

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia voters gave Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate when they elected Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in January. But Congress remains a stumbling block for efforts by President Joe Biden to pass the bills in his ambitious agenda.

The stalemate in Washington, D.C., again raises the long-standing question of whether it is time to end the rules allowing a minority in the senate to thwart the majority’s will through the use of the filibuster.

Our panel of political insiders, including former Sen. Saxby Chambliss, broke down the politics, policy and procedure surrounding the filibuster.


Saxby Chambliss — Former Georgia U.S. Senator

Dr. Joe Crespino — Jimmy Carter Professor of History and Department Chair, Emory University

Steven Dennis — Congressional Reporter, Bloomberg News

Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution