Senate Democrats invoke the nuclear option in 2013
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When then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option to break the filibuster on President Obama’s nominees, Mitch McConnell warned that it set a dangerous precedent. He also predicted that Republicans would not hesitate to also change Senate rules once they won back the majority. McConnell will likely have to do that later this week to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
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