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Pastor Calls for Christians to Urge the End of 60 Vote Cloture in Congress

Contact: Rev. CJ Conner, 620-255-9597

DODGE CITY, Kan., Jan. 23, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- "They call it the 'nuclear' option to strike fear in the hearts of everyday Americans. In reality, when elections are decided by the thinnest of margins and government is intractably divided for the sole sake of personal power rather than the good of American Citizens, the 60 vote Cloture and rules governing filibuster are beyond outdated. Cloture may have worked when politicians were somewhat honorable, but not anymore. The 60 vote cloture rule is dangerous and detrimental to the progress of our great nation. It is time, right now, for the 'nuclear' option." -- Rev. CJ Conner, Director of Aspire Ministries 

Conner points out that Al Franken of Minnesota beat Norm Coleman after a protracted recount in 2008.

"Franken won by 316 votes that were literally found in the trunk of a car. Franken's election gave us socialized medicine, which is a disaster for the average American family and the cause of the opioid crisis.

"Chuck Schumer, callously and with utter disregard for American Citizens, shut down the U.S. government last week and indicated again today that another shutdown is on the horizon.

"It is irresponsible, destructive, and immoral- a dereliction of duty in the extreme- for Republicans in Congress to keep the 60 vote cloture rule. Any politician who is complicit in this corrupt, unnecessary construct is undermining the will of the Republic reflected in the electoral mandate of President Donald Trump."

Rev. Conner says that the American economy is not quite out of the woods yet.

"This isn't really about immigration, or a wall, or trade agreements. It is all about the economy. The world finds itself in a tumult of economic change not seen in hundreds of years. Dozens of pieces need to move together to position America for economic growth and strength- to give American children and families a future with hope. What Congress does today on immigration, trade, the wall, health care, and the military may well determine 200 years of our economic future. It may determine whether or not America and our grand, exceptional Christian ideals will still stand in generations to come.

"There is very little margin for error and the stakes are high. Christians must reject subversive politics as usual and demand a simple majority rule in Congress. Christians must reject politics that put America last. Chuck Schumer and his corrupt allies on both sides cannot be allowed to finish flushing this country down the toilet."