Every time I think Mitch McConnell might do something right, he quickly proves me wrong. So we’ll see:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Tuesday that he isn’t ready, yet, to change the rules to speed up votes on President Trump’s nominees.
Asked if he would give the proposal a vote, and if he was willing to go “nuclear” to implement the change, the tightlipped GOP leader said, “We’ll see.”
“We continue to discuss whether that will be necessary. An easier way to deal with all this, however, would be to have greater cooperation and the cooperation has picked up some this year,” McConnell told reporters.
He added that “the attitude of the Democrats seems to be better. That’s the best way to solve the problem. To get back to some degree of normalcy.”
A group of GOP senators, led by James Lankford (Okla.), want to cut down on the amount of debate required for nominations once they clear an initial hurdle that shows they have the votes to be confirmed.
Currently, nominations are subjected to an extra 30 hours of debate.