This poor SOB is about to become the next target of the right-wing flash mob of hate, joining Graeme Frost, Judge George Greer, and most recently, Marcelas Owens:
You probably couldn’t pick him out of a lineup of two, and for years, he has toiled in obscurity. But this week’s Senate debate over a health care reconciliation bill is likely to come down to one mustachioed man — Parliamentarian Alan Frumin.
He is the go-to guy for rulings on whether the bill and any provision in it can pass with just a simple 51-vote majority or will need a 60-vote supermajority for success, and no one in either party, it seems, wants to upset him.
If Frumin says any part of the bill violates strict reconciliation rules, it will likely be stricken, because Senate Democrats do not have the 60 votes needed to retain it.
I wouldn’t take that job for any amount of money- they’re probably already camped outside his house waiting to check out his countertops.