November 21, 2013


McConnell Threatens Revenge on Filibuster

New York Times: "Inside the Senate, furious Republicans who portrayed the Democratic action as a blatant power grab will no doubt try to exact revenge by further slowing the chamber's activities and making life as complicated as possible for Democrats. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader and an expert student of Senate rules, made it clear that Democrats would rue this day."

Said McConnell: "But if they want to play games and set yet another precedent that they will no doubt come to regret, well that's a choice only they can make."

"Democrats say Republicans have been so successful in slowing the Senate that there is little more they can do to paralyze the institution, part of the reason that Democrats were finally willing to make the change."










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