“If we were in the minority we could live with them,” Udall said on the floor Wednesday. “We’re not trying to ram something through that we aren’t willing the live with.”

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Earlier Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRand's reversal advances Pompeo After Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators eye path forward on election security bill | Facebook isn't winning over privacy advocates | New hacks target health care MORE (R-Ky.) asked Democrats to consider if they would be OK with the changes they've proposed if they were no longer in the majority.

Merkley and Udall assured him they would be fine with the changes.

“The minority leader today said the test should be whether a proposal would work if you were placed in the minority and I can tell you that Sen. Udall and I have both expressed that we support that measure,” Merkley said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidAfter Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination MORE (D-Nev.) has confirmed that he plans to try and change the Senate rules at the beginning of the next Congress. 

Republicans have argued that it's a "power grab" by Democrats. Democrats have said the rules must change because Republicans have abused the filibuster and "paralyzed" the Senate.