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Harry Reid Focuses On July For The 'Nuclear Option'

May 17, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has told top advisers that he is prepared to take action if Senate Republicans block three upcoming nominations, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Reid is reportedly focusing on the month of July to approach filibuster reform and possibly execute the "nuclear option," which would change the Senate rules and no longer require 60 votes to overcome a filibuster.

?This would take away the right to filibuster on nominations,? a senior Senate Democratic aide told the Washington Post. ?All executive branch and judicial nominations would be subject to majority votes. He would not do it on legislative items.?


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