President Obama spoke about today's historic Senate vote, as Democrats stripped Republicans of their power to block President Obama's federal nominations. Obama accused Republicans of trying to "gum up the works" for no legitimate reason and displaying a "pattern of obstruction" that has prevented the Senate from functioning normally.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reacted to the Senate’s vote to block Republicans from filibustering President Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees.
A Senate institution that has been in place since 1789 has just been changed. The Senate has voted 52-48 to make it more difficult for the minority party to filibuster the president’s nominees to various federal posts.