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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:45 PM

McConnell: Filibuster Changes Would ‘Poison’ Party Relations [View all]

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IGOR BOBIC 2:40 PM EST, MONDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Monday that any attempt by Democrats to change filibuster rules would "poison" party relations in the upper chamber even further, adding that it would "undermine the very purpose of the Senate" and amount to "an affront to the American people."

"Do they really think they're going to be in the majority forever?" McConnell asked of Democrats on the Senate floor, suggesting that if any filibuster rules go into effect, Republicans would have the upper hand should they retake the majority in the future.

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