Warren to voice support for eliminating filibuster

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg tweeted support for 'Medicare for All' in 2018 Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets MORE (D-Mass.) on Friday is expected to announce her support for getting rid of the filibuster under certain conditions.

"The filibuster was used as a tool to block progress on racial justice. And in recent years, it’s been used by the far right as a tool to block progress on everything," Warren will say at the National Action Network conference, according to an excerpt of her remarks obtained by The Hill.

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"When Democrats next have power, we should be bold and clear: We’re done with two sets of rules — one for the Republicans and one for the Democrats," she will say. "When Democrats have the White House again, if [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPatient advocates launch drug pricing ad campaign Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria | Sparks fly at White House meeting on Syria | Dems say Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' | Trump, Graham trade jabs War of words at the White House MORE tries to do what he did to President Obama, and puts small-minded partisanship ahead of solving the massive problems facing this country, then we should get rid of the filibuster."

The National Action Network is a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Some progressives have argued that maintaining the filibuster would eliminate any chance Democrats have of making sweeping reforms if they take back the Senate with fewer than 60 seats, as it would be difficult to reach the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. 

Warren previously told Politico that getting rid of the mechanism should be "on the table." Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' MORE (I-Vt.), who like Warren is running for president, has expressed opposition to getting rid of the filibuster, saying he is "not crazy" about the idea.