Friday, March 5, 2010

Democrats Diss McCain's Call to Reform Bipartisan ‘Gang of 14’ to Stop 'Nuclear Option'

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In 2005, Senator McCain helped form the bipartisan 'Gang of 14' to stop Republicans from using the 'nuclear option' to force President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees through with a simple majority vote. Now, McCain is trying to reform the bipartisan 'Gang of 14' and stop President Obama and Harry Reid from using the 'nuclear option' to pass Obamacare. So far, no Democrat is interested.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is seeking bipartisan support to block Senate Democrats from using special parliamentary tactics to pass healthcare reform....

And McCain reminded Democrats that he was a member of the bipartisan Gang of 14, which stopped Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) from using the so-called nuclear option in 2005.
It's time for a similar gang, he said. So far, he’s had no takers.

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