U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a longtime defender of the filibuster, issued the following statement after President Biden and Senator Schumer’s attempt to vote on blowing up the filibuster failed catastrophically.

“President Biden and Chuck Schumer’s attempt to nuke the filibuster and create one-party rule in the United States didn't succeed. It’s because responsible Democrats like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema acted like adults -- they listened to the American people rather than to bullies who chase politicians into bathrooms and shut down traffic with temper tantrums. The Senate likes to fancy itself the world's greatest deliberative body, but there are dozens of boards in places like Fremont, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff that are more serious. If President Biden and Chuck Schumer had won tonight things would have gotten much, much worse."