Sen. Coons Blames GOP for Rule Change Made by Democrats

‘The Republican caucus so thoroughly and effectively misused the filibuster to block President Obama that we ultimately took the step of changing that rule’

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COONS: "Well, let me be clear about that comment. What I regretted was that then- Minority Leader McConnell so overused the filibuster to block every major nominee by the Obama administration to the D.C. circuit, the NLRB and to many other vital posts, that we ultimately as a Democratic caucus felt compelled to make that change. What I regretted was that we had a dysfunctional Senate where the minority leader and minority caucus at the time, the Republican caucus, so thoroughly and effectively misused the filibuster to block President Obama that we ultimately took the step of changing that rule in the Senate." 
 

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