They did it:
RT @ryangrim: Boxer votes, followed by Reid, which makes 51. Nuke is detonated.
— Arthur Delaney (@ArthurDelaneyHP) November 21, 2013
Yes, we’re back to the Nuclear Option!, and no, we’re not discussing Iran (for once).
What is it? From Legal Insurrection:
“…The “nuclear option” refers to a move by the majority party in Senate — in this case the Democrats — to change the Senate rules to allow most executive branch and judicial nominations to be approved with a simple majority – 51 votes — rather than the 60 votes now required. Under the current rules, the minority party can block a nomination with just 41 votes, commonly called a filibuster…”