McConnell vows ‘scorched earth’ if Senate ends filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting to change the filibuster rule, at the Capitol on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned ominously Tuesday of a “scorched earth” landscape if Democrats use their new majority to bring an end to the Senate filibuster in hopes of muscling legislation supporting President Joe Biden’s agenda past GOP opposition.