Appearing on MSNBC with Joy Reid, former Senate Minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) predicted the end of the filibuster.
“McConnell is facing reality, and it bothers him a lot,” Reid said.
“The filibuster is on its way out,” he continued. “It’s not a question of if but when. It may not be tomorrow or six months from now, but the filibuster is doomed for failure. You can’t have a democracy that requires 60% of the vote on everything. That’s what the Republicans have done. They have made a mockery of what the Senate should be. For example, Lyndon Johnson was a leader for six years. He had to overcome two filibusters. I had to overcome more than 100 filibusters.”
“The car pileup that McConnell is talking about is already there. They created it,” he added.