Republican opposition to the president’s nominees has “become ridiculous,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.

Carney spoke ahead of a Senate meeting where members will discuss changes to the Senate’s filibuster rules pushed by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who wants to stop Republicans from blocking a host of President Obama’s nominees.

“We take the fact that the Senate has been… overwhelmed by gridlock to be obvious. And it has manifested itself in this nomination process,” Carney said. “That’s why it’s so important to work it out.”

“This has become ridiculous,” he added separately.

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