The Washington Times - November 22, 2013, 10:04AM

Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, said Democrats’ push to end filibusters for most presidential appointments is a bad precedent in a body that was supposed to serve as a model for the world as an example of how a democracy protects the rights of a minority.

“They decided to change the rule,” Mr. Blunt said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” “I suspect that changes the Senate in fundamental ways forever.”


“[W]hen one side decides they’re going to do whatever they want to do all by themselves, there is a usual long-term price to pay,” he added.

He said that during his eight years serving as chief deputy whip or whip in the House, there were just two bills passed he could remember that some Democrats didn’t vote for.

“One is we had little majorities, but two is we tried to look for ways that let this be something that everybody had to have some skin in the game, and it mattered whenever those things became law,” he said.