On the morning of his Republican counterpart’s primary back home in Kentucky, Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would not change the Senate’s rules in his absence.
But Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might well be advised to be prepared for another floor standoff over consideration of nominations.
“I don’t plan on changing the rules today again, but how much longer can we put up with this?" the Nevada Democrat said during his opening remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday. "Even law enforcement officers … even law enforcement officers, as I’ve indicated here, they’re holding them up for no reason."