Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Healthcare: Blame game over Zika funding MORE (R-Ky.) warned Democrats Thursday that they’d regret using the “nuclear option.”
“You’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.
McConnell opposes the effort and argues Democrats are just trying to distract the public from ObamaCare's botched rollout.
In a bid to prevent the move, he offered a motion that would have the Senate adjourn.
Reid has threatened to use the nuclear option several times this year. But each time lawmakers gathered to discuss alternatives.
At the beginning of the year, Republicans vowed not to filibuster any of President Obama’s nominees unless there were “extraordinary circumstances.” Democrats say the GOP has reneged on that promise.
Reid has been frustrated with the Senate's inability to move forward with three of Obama's judicial nominees to the country's second most powerful court.