Reid to GOP: Filibuster reform in 36 hours or the nuclear option

Rick Moran
Godfather Harry Reid has made the GOP an offer they can't refuse: Get on board filibuster reform in the next 2 days or else. The Hill: The Nevada Democrat said he would give Republicans another 24 to 36 hours to agree to filibuster reform and then trigger the so-called nuclear option. This controversial tactic would allow him to change the Senate rules with a simple majority vote.  "I hope within the next 24 to 36 hours we can get something we agree on. If not, we're going to move forward on what I think needs to be done. The caucus will support me on that," Reid told reporters.  Although its use has been threatened in the past to spur the minority party to agree to reforms, the nuclear option has never been used to change the standing rules, say parliamentary experts.  Reid has come under heavy pressure from liberal advocacy groups to drastically limit the minority party's power to filibuster and delay legislation. The Progressive Change Campaign...(Read Full Post)

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