‘Nuclear Option’ Held at Bay; It’s Politics, Folks

Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) posted this ‘nuclear option surrender’ message over Twitter.

What had Cruz so disgusted with his party — specifically party leadership — was that under Mitch McConnell’s (R-Kentucky) leadership,┬áSenate Republicans negotiated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to give up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under terms of the deal struck, the Democrats will not use the so-called “nuclear option,” which would have allowed for a┬ámajority of 51 votes rather than a ‘super majority’ of 60 and the Republicans will finally allow President Obama to fill a number of positions the GOP has obstructed.… [Read more]