Sen. Hoeven: Senate Rule Change Is 'Power Grab'
The Senate voted yesterday to invoke the “nuclear option.” Today we take a look at the potential fallout from that move.
The rule change overturned the requirement for a 60-vote majority to stop a filibuster of most presidential nominees. Now a filibuster can be stopped with a simple majority of 51.
Jim Manley a former Democratic aide compared the move to opening a Pandora’s box. Senator Mitch McConnell said “you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.”
Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with his thoughts on yesterday’s vote.
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