Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Senate floor to once again object to a Democratic proposal that would amend filibuster rules on Tuesday, lamenting that it would proceduraly diminish the right of the Minority to that of the House of Representatives.
“This systemic effort to marginalize the minority stands in stark contrast to the trend in the House under the Republican Majority," McConnell said. "It has allowed the Minority in the House more chances to amend legislation on the House floor than existed under previous majorities."
He added: “So in terms of protecting the right of the minority to represent their constituents through amendments on the floor, the House is becoming more like the Senate used to be, and the Senate is becoming more like the House used to be."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), a proponent of the filibuster rule change, shot down McConnell's objection.
"I appreciate the Republican leader giving me a lecture on the House but I don't need it," Reid said. "I served in the House."