Senate minority leader Harry Reid (left) with President Obama in the Oval Office. Photo: wiki commons.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Saturday suggested Democrats wouldn’t to try to block a final vote on the Iran nuclear deal — but only if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) agrees to a higher threshold for passage.
“I recently informed Senator McConnell that after a period of robust debate, Democrats would be happy to proceed straight to a final passage vote that is consistent with Senator McConnell’s many statements that important matters in the Senate have ‘for quite some time required sixty votes,’ ” Reid said in a statement. “The choice is up to him.”