But for McConnell, the priority is the Senate as an institution. McConnell wants assurances from Democrats that the filibuster will be protected. “I think that it’s necessary and it protects both parties,” said Ashlee Rich Stephenson, the political director for the Chamber of Commerce. “And we’re supportive of that.”
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