Beasley favors eliminating filibuster

Former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice Cheri Beasley speaks at a luncheon in this file photo.

RALEIGH — In a recent interview with a Raleigh television station, Democratic U.S. Senate frontrunner Cheri Beasley said she favored scrapping the Senate’s filibuster entirely. 

When asked what changes she would favor, Beasley responded, “We should eliminate it.” 

That answer is her strongest wording yet on the topic. She first said she did not favor scrapping the filibuster last August, but reversed course just a few months later after criticism from former Democratic rival Erica Smith. 

In response, RNC spokeswoman Alex Nolley said, “Cheri Beasley has caved to the radical left and will do anything – including nuking the filibuster – to keep the favor and funding of Democrats like Chuck Schumer.”