Harry Reid: Republicans shouldn’t block unemployment insurance extension
|By Rebecca Berg; Rebecca Berg, Poliical Correspondent|
Senate Majority Leader
"It would seem to me that five Republicans in the
To do so, however, Reid and Democrats will need to persuade at least four more Republicans to back the measure to avert a filibuster. One Republican, Sen.
Another high-profile filibuster could compound Democrats' frustration with Republicans' use of the tactic in the
"Would you do away with filibusters entirely?" the show's host,
"We're not there yet. ... I'm not thinking about that today," Reid said. But, he added, "Everyone should understand that the country cannot continue on the road that it's on."
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