Republicans are going to hold the Nation hostage over the debt ceiling and YOU want to negotiate with them??!!?? – ‘Reid will postpone filibuster reform’
This goes beyond politics.
Two years ago after the midterms, Seanta Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his number 1 priority was making sure President Obama was a 1 term President.
And now you want to ‘negotiate’ with McConnell?
We just had an election. An election in which the American people made it very clear we want a Government the governs.
Republicans have stated very publicly that they will hold the Nation hostage over raising the debt ceiling – don’t want to govern.
‘Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will postpone filibuster reform until later this month, giving him time to negotiate a deal with Republicans, say Democratic lawmakers and aides’.
‘A group of liberal Democrats had been pushing Reid to trigger the so-called “nuclear option” on Thursday, the first day of the 113th Congress, to make it more difficult for the minority to stall legislation and nominees’.
‘A senior Democratic aide said Reid will instead recess the chamber at the end of Thursday’s proceedings to extend the legislative day until later this month’.
‘This would preserve his ability to amend the Senate’s filibuster rules on the first legislative day of the 113th Congress, even if that reform would not come until late January’.
‘A Democratic aide said Reid is hoping to negotiate a standing order or rules change to improve the chamber’s efficiency when it resumes work, likely on Jan. 22, after President Obama’s inauguration’.
“I think the conversation is going to continue between [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell [(R-Ky.)] and Harry Reid about this. I think they’re going to see if there’s a way to reach a bipartisan agreement, they’re still talking,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.)’.
“We’re going to preserve our rights, we’re going to stay in the first legislative day and deal with the rules when we get back after the inauguration,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a leading proponent of reform’.
From : http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/275271-reid-will-postpone-filibuster-reform-until-late-january