Thursday, April 21, 2005

Harry Reid Teacher of Lies.

According to The Beltway Buzz Harry Reid is on the senate floor calling filibuster busting unconstitutional!

Reid's History Lesson

Harry Reid is currently on the floor declaring an end to judicial filibusters unconstitutional. The same rule changes he is attacking are ones previously supported by Robert Byrd, Charles Schumer, Ken Salazar, Walter Mondale, George McGovern and other Senate Democrats.
Source: The Beltway Buzz - Reid's History Lesson

I have blogged on this before and Reid's statement is not true and he should know that given his position. The truth of the matter is the filibuster springs from senatorial rules not the constitution, the constitution says the senate and the house are responsible for making their own procedural rules. If they can make rules then they can change them.