I can assure you I will not vote to end the filibuster, because that would break the Senate. We’ve harmed the Senate enough with the nuclear option on the judges. We’re making lifetime appointments based on a simple majority. The minority should have input — that’s the whole purpose for the Senate. If you basically do away with the filibuster altogether for legislation, you won’t have the Senate. You’re a glorified House. And I will not do that.
On the other hand, many progressive Democrats have consistently been in favour of abolishing the filibuster, with a memo from progressive organisations highlighting the advantages of abolishing the filibusters, especially in getting Democrats' priorities passed.
Get rid of the filibuster. It would be far healthier, cleaner, and easier to explain politically to simply reform or get rid of the filibuster immediately, and proceed to pass Biden's agenda through regular order—including must-pass civil rights bills, climate solutions and statehood. A quick strike against the filibuster in January will set Biden up to shepherd his entire agenda through regular order, with full committee involvement and proper levels of oversight and transparency.
However, while abolishing the filibuster means that Democrats can get their legislation passed more easily, it also opens the door for Republicans to repeal those Democratic legislation more easily should Democrats lose control of the Senate in the future. Have congressional Democrats in favour of abolishing the filibuster said anything about what happens / they would do if Democrats were to lose control of the Senate in the future?
Note: I'm looking for public statements or opinions from congressional Democrats (incl. House Democrats) who have expressed support for abolishing the filibuster.