Video added, via CBS.
Harry Reid can, and may very well, change Senate rules using a simple majority vote, aka The Nuclear Option, which, by the way, would be a first. It’s never been done. Democratic Senator Tom Udall calls it the “Constitutional option” because the Constitution allows each chamber to set its own rules.
Reid says that he and Mitch McConnell are not close to a resolution, and McConnell can’t seem to get enough Republican votes to support any deal he could strike with Reid.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve called Harry Reid’s office more than once to push him on the Merkley filibuster proposal, the one that calls for a “talking filibuster” in which members would be required to actually stand and speak on the floor. No more ducking responsibility, no more “silent filibusters,” no more easy-peasy obstruction.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is giving Republican colleagues 36 hours to agree to a deal on filibuster reform or he will move forward with the nuclear option. [...]
Reid predicted the Democratic caucus would support him in reforming the Senate’s filibuster rule unilaterally.
Just do it.