I don’t know and also don’t know why it’s referred to as the nuclear option, it’s really only a change of the Senate rules.
posted on 05/18/2013 4:39:38 PM PDT
("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
Supposedly because resort to the maneuver will blow up the Senate; so, from their point of view, it's more than a mere rules change.
I think it would be an appropriate change, but it does tickle me that Reid would be credited with poisoning the well.
posted on 05/18/2013 4:51:26 PM PDT
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