Fox News pundit says filibuster reform could lead to a military coup
The rules change approved today in the U.S. Senate, which limits filibusters, is bound to trigger all sorts of wacky rhetoric from the political right.
It’s only fitting, I suppose, that one of the weirder early entries comes from somebody on Fox News Channel.
Hayes Brown has the story HERE:
Fox News commentator Charles W. Cooke on Thursday warned that the recent move from the Senate to end filibusters on judicial nominees could lead to a “military coup.”…
After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pulled the trigger on the so-called “nuclear option,” President Obama addressed the press to defend the Democrats’ choice. “Over the past five years we’ve seen an unprecedented pattern of obstruction in Congress that’s prevented too much of the American people’s business from getting done,” Obama said. The result, Obama continued, is that his nominees have languished in the Senate two and a half times as long as those put forward under the George W. Bush’s administration.
Cooke did not take Obama’s comments well, paraphrasing the president as having said “the American business is far too important for the rules.” “Well, how far do you take that?” Cooke pondered aloud. “You could just ignore the House. You could have a military coup, you could have anything at the end of this.”