GOP rep: Get rid of ‘stupid’ Senate rules

Rep. Sean DuffySean Patrick DuffyMarch for Our Lives to leave empty seats for lawmakers at town halls GOP lawmaker: 'Of course' Dems will impeach Trump if they take control of House Longtime manager of Bon Iver to run for Congress in Wisconsin: report MORE (R-Wis.) said the GOP is having trouble carrying out its agenda because of "stupid" Senate rules.

"Get rid of the filibuster rule," Duffy said on "Fox & Friends."

"You only need 51 votes. Get rid of it."

Duffy was pressed on whether he was willing to do that if Democrats are in the majority.

"Democrats are going to do it anyway when they have the majority," Duffy said.

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"They're going to get rid of it when they have the majority. We might as well do it now and accomplish this agenda."

Duffy said the American people want "us to accomplish this agenda."

"And we're not getting it done because of stupid Senate rules," he said.

President Trump earlier this year called for the Senate to end the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to break, and allow legislation to pass with a simple majority.

He said in a May tweet the change would help his agenda to pass "fast and easy," adding that Democrats would do it "no doubt."

Duffy's comments come as the Senate seeks to pass healthcare reform legislation. But with 52 GOP members of the upper chamber, Republicans can only afford two defections and still get to the 51 votes needed to pass the bill with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Pence.

So far, Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDHS secretary defends Trump administration's migrant policies White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies GOP senators push for clarification on migrant family separations MORE (R-Maine) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul's neighbor sentenced to 30 days in prison over assault Dems best GOP as Scalise returns for annual charity baseball game The Hill's Morning Report — Can the economy help Republicans buck political history in 2018? MORE (R-Ky.) have both spoken out against the healthcare proposal.