Partisan Rancor In The Senate And The Future Of The Filibuster
Last week, bad blood reached new heights over Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s threat to do away with the filibuster. Reid said that if Republicans continue to stall on votes with filibusters for 7 executive branch nominees, he will change Senate rules. He proposed allowing these nominees to be confirmed by simple majority. Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell called it a brazen power grab and said it’s a change democrats “will live to regret”. Diane and her guests discuss partisan rancor, rules in the senate and the future of the filibuster.
U.S. Senator (I-VT)
partner with Brand Law Group, former counsel to House of Representatives (1976-83) and law professor at Penn State University.
professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, and author of "Obama in Office: The First Two Years."
senior congressional reporter at Politico.
republican strategist, Reagan historian; president and CEO, Shirley & Banister Public Affairs; and author of the new book, “December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America And Saved The World.”