What's the best way to protest the Senate's new ban on filibusters? Talking through the night against it, of course.
Senate Republicans are planning to do just that in a "talkathon" of 30-plus hours in opposition to the rule change known as the"nuclear option," which bans filibusters for judicial and executive branch nominees, The Hill reports.
Here's how the plan would unfold. The GOP protest will delay the vote on President Obama's pick for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Cornelia Pillard, until 1 a.m. Thursday. Then, 36 senators and counting will speak out through the night against the nuclear option.
"When you blow up the Senate rules, there has to be a consequence," a Republican senator told The Hill.
The protest won't actually stop any votes or actions, it will just drag out the process and call attention to the filibuster issue.
Via The Hill
Watch Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's reaction to the "talkathon" here: