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Conor Lamb Is Losing His Patience

Why a moderate Democrat now wants to torch the filibuster.


Episode Notes

Conor Lamb has been one of the most reliable moderates and institutionalists among the House Democrats. The Capitol breach on Jan. 6 changed that. Now, the Pennsylvania congressman says his focus is shifting to “not allowing things like respect and bipartisanship to be something that hides the truth.”

Guest: Rep. Conor Lamb, Democrat from Pennsylvania.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.