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November 21, 2013
Joe Biden backs Harry Reid triggering 'nuclear option'
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Washington Examiner:

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said he backed efforts by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to trigger the so-called “nuclear option.”

“Yes, I do,” said Biden, during a visit to a sandwich shop in downtown D.C., where reporters asked him if he backed the filibuster reforms.

Reid on Thursday said he was prepared to propose a change to rules that would block Republicans from forcing a 60-vote threshold and filibustering any nominations other than those for the Supreme Court.

The radical change to Senate rules comes after GOP senators blocked a trio of Obama nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The fight over filibuster rules has been brewing for months though as Republicans delayed a slew of administration nominees. Reid’s change would allow nominees to be confirmed with 51 votes, a bare Senate majority.

11/21/13 11:18 AM
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