Senate smacks down filibuster
After years of Republican obstructionism, Senate Dems have had enough.
The upper chamber of Congress voted on Thursday to deploy the so-called “nuclear option” to change the rules of the Senate. The move now clears the way for Obama’s judicial nominees who were being blocked by Republicans.
On a 48-52 vote, the Democrats voted to officially go nuclear. A “no” vote was a vote to change the rules.
Just three Democrats sided with the Republicans, including Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
Let’s weep for the lost comity, fellow citizens. Or not.