McConnell: Dems are changing Senate rules 'because big labor bosses say so'

“Let’s get real here. That’s not how a democracy functions.”

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For weeks, McConnell has been charging that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is threatening to change the Senate rules because Republicans are blocking some of President Obama’s cabinet nominees.

Reid still hasn’t made such a move, but rumors are increasing as the Senate aims to clear nominations before the August recess.

McConnell said if a Republican president were doing the same thing as Obama, Democrats would claim he was “a dictator” who was “ripping the Constitution to shreds.”

“I know Washington Democrats are getting a lot of pressure from big labor union bosses and other far-left elements of their base to do this,” McConnell said. “They raised a ton of money for Democrats, and now they want the special-interest treatment they believe is owed to them. That’s why we see the other side cooking up phony nomination fights — because they want to go nuclear, but they know the facts simply aren’t on their side to justify doing so.”

McConnell said Obama’s nominees are being treated “fairly,” but Democrats say having nominees answer thousands of submitted questions and delaying a vote on the nomination for months is anything but fair.