Paul on Reid: ‘We’ve got a big bully’
By: Jose DelReal
November 21, 2013 02:03 PM EST
Following a historic rules change in the Senate, Sen. Rand Paul says that what the higher chamber needs now is an anti-bullying policy.
“What we really need is an anti-bullying ordinance in the Senate,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, referring to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “I mean, now we’ve got a big bully. Harry Reid says he’s just gonna break the rules and make new rules.”
“He’s gotta have everything his way, he’s gotta control everything. This is more about them trying to control the agenda and shift it away from Obamacare than it is about anything else,” Paul added. “Basically he’s become the dictator of the Senate. He’s going to bend and break the rules to get his way.”
Paul defended Senate Republicans’ opposition to confirming three of President Barack Obama’s nominees to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a hot-button issue which drove Reid’s decision to change the Senate rules.
“The case load for the D.C. circuit has dropped so precipitously that really what we need to do is transfer those judges,” Paul said.