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Scott Walker to Senate: Ditch Filibuster Rule Under President Trump

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Nov 2016 05:46 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would like to see the Senate end its 60-vote filibuster rule under President Donald Trump, he said Wednesday.

During an interview with Charlie Sykes on WTMJ, Walker — who was once a candidate for president in the early days of the 2016 Republican primary process — said he's hopeful Trump and congressional leaders can work together and get things done when he takes office in January.

"I firmly believe that he wants to work. He wants to get things done, he wants to be able to say, 'we won,'" Walker said. "The best way to do that is to allow [House Speaker] Paul [Ryan] to help lead the way in the House. I think in the Senate, people like Ron Johnson, for sure, Ron wants to help Paul in that regard.

"My biggest concern is that they not allow some of these arcane rules that have nothing to do with the Constitution."

When asked directly if he was referring to the filibuster rule, Walker replied in the affirmative.

"Yeah, I've said it last year. To me, I think that would really upset the electorate of the people who not only elected Donald Trump and Mike Pence but the people who elected Ron here and elected other members of the House and the Senate," Walker said.

"You cannot use, they cannot use inside-the-ballpark Washington procedural reason to justify why things don't happen. They've got to get things done and as I said frequently here in this state and continue to, the best time to do them is early."

Walker added that he spoke with both Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence Tuesday night, saying he was praying for them as votes were being cast and counted.

Trump ended up winning Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes, one of several crucial victories that helped propel Trump to the presidency.

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