Speaking to the Ruthless podcast in an episode released earlier this morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed reforming the filibuster would lead to a “nuclear winter” in the Senate, hampering bipartisan coordination.
Sen. Harry Reid has let it be known that if tea party Republicans don't stop abusing the filibuster, he thinks the Senate Democrats will go to nuclear on the filibuster.
Mitch McConnell abandoned his tough talk on Meet The Press, and went into full suck up mode. He called Harry Reid a good man, and a good majority leader while begging for no nuclear option.
After suffering their obstruction in the 111th and 112th Congress, one would think Reid would get a clue, and a spine, and do his job as Majority Leader and end Republican abuse of the filibuster.
Bernie Sanders explained that he voted no on filibuster reform, because the agreement would not stop the Republican perversion of democracy.
The problem with the Senate's new filibuster rules isn't that they won't be effective, but that the bipartisan agreement suggests that senators don't even understand the problem.
If Senator Reid needs more input on filibuster reform, let's make our voices heard right now.