Reid did not express any regret over removing the ability for Senators to filibuster nominations for cabinet positions and judicial seats other than those on the Supreme Court.
"It's a privilege, not a right," he said of the filibuster.
Reid blamed Congressional inaction on the Tea Party.
"We cannot have a country that's paralyzed because of a group of people, a group of people who are Tea Party-driven Republicans in Congress, not Republicans," he said. "I'm not here to badmouth Republicans around the country. I get a lot of support from the Republicans of Nevada, and always have. But they're mainstream Republicans."