And Harry Reid has done it. He’s employed the much maligned Nuclear Option.
Washington entered a new era on Thursday when the Senate voted to invoke the “nuclear option,” a technical change to an existing chamber rule that is sure to worsen the acrimony and further the divide between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
It’s known as the “nuclear option” because of the broad and serious implications of its deployment. It calls to mind the Cold War, when a nuclear strike by the United States or Soviet Union against the other would all but result in mutually-assured destruction.
The move, which overturned the requirement for a 60-vote majority for most presidential nominees, is an unprecedented power play by Democrats, and one that is sure to reverberate in both the long and short term.
We can go back to 2005 when the Republicans contemplated this thing. It was a bad idea then, it is a bad idea now. It is a brazen power grad from the same jackass that abused Senate rules to get Obamacare passed.
Harry Reid is a traitor to the United States of America. And I hope that when history recalls the annals of this age his treachery is remembered for what it is.