Harry Reid Has Absolutely No Regrets About Eliminating Filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks at Center for American Progress Action Fund, in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Reid accused the House and Senate Republican leadership of “moral cowardice” for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Appearing Thursday on CNN, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he has absolutely no regrets about his role in eliminating the filibuster on judicial nominations as President Donald Trump readies his third nominee for the Supreme Court.

A partial transcript is as follows:

CHRIS CUOMO: You were there, you know the history better than I. [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell told you at the time when you removed the [filibuster] for the executive judiciary appointments that you’re going to regret this soon than you think. In 2016, when that happened, did you regret the move you made earlier?

SEN. HARRY REID: Absolutely not… [former President Barack] Obama had been elected president, and they [the Republicans] set out to do two things: Number one, he would not be reelected. And number two, anything Obama tried to do, they opposed.


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