Sen. Blunt: There Will Be a ‘Long-Term Price’ for Dems Using Nuclear Option

‘When one side decides they are going to do what they want to do all by themselves, there is a usual long-term price to pay’

BLUNT: “The truth is while you've got an audience that's probably really riveted on this, I think most people aren't going to pay very much attention to this, and the average guy would have turned off long ago. So, you know, they decided to change the rules. I suspect that changes the Senate in fundamental ways forever. The Senate in our system was the example to the world that there was a way and a democracy to protect minority rights. That, to a great extent, that's now lost of on these nominations and could very well be lost if Senator Merkley gets his way on legislation as well. And when one side decides they're going to do whatever they want to do all by themselves, there is a usual long-term price to pay – “
 

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