Thursday, November 21, 2013

Senate Goes Nuclear, McCain Frets About Damage to Democrats

Posted By on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

The U.S. Senate went with the nuclear option of voting to eliminate the filibuster that Republicans have been using to block the White House's judicial and executive nominees. Slate explains what it all means.

Talking Points Memo reports that Sen. John McCain predicted that the vote will hurt Democrats in the future:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that Democrats would "pay a heavy, heavy price" for changing the Senate rules for judicial and executive nominees.

"They're governed by the newer members... who have never been in a minority, who are primarily driving this issue," McCain told reporters after the vote. "They succeeded and they will pay a very, very heavy price for it."

McCain said moments later, though, that he did not believe it would be a major election issue. "I don't think Americans understand it very well," he said.

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