THE 4PM POLL: Should Republicans Kill the Filibuster? President Joe Biden has been trying to weaken the filibuster to “save” democracy — but it looks like the 60-vote threshold will still be in place if the GOP retakes the Senate in 2022. Should Republicans kill the filibuster when they get a chance? No. The GOP should keep defending limited government. Yes. It’s time for Republicans to make the government work for us. Maybe. How about we just weaken the filibuster, Democrat-style?