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It’s “the law of the jungle” on Capitol Hill now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has enacted the “nuclear option,” giving Democratic lawmakers more power, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says.
If they can change this rule on a dime, they can change any rule on the dime … What that ends up meaning is that you basically have the law of the jungle,” McCarthy told “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“Basically Thomas Jefferson wrote the rules that the Senate operates under. They’ve been changed and tweaked over time, but you know we’re dealing with rules that have been in effect for a very, very long time.
“And if you’ve now struck a procedure where it only takes 51 votes to change the rule in effect you really have no rule because every time they don’t like them, they’ll just change them.”